PUP (1894, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1894
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Rogers & Bird
Original Owner and Location:
C.E. Bird, Saugatuck, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
12 x 14", 180hp at 150rpm engine by David Bell, Buffalo, New York 5 x 8' firebox boiler at 125 pounds steam by Farrar & Treft, Buffalo, New York (1894)
Dimensions
Length:
45'
Beam:
12'
Depth:
5'
Tonnage (gross):
13
Tonnage (net):
6
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Plum Island, mouth of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan
Date:
19 Jul 1915
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Cement
Notes:
Sprang a leak & foundered in tow of tug CHALLENGER
History

1894, May Launched, fishing operations

1895, May 31 Searched for CHICORA

1895, August Minor fire

1896, May Worked on digging a channel to river & harbor

1898, September 30 Repaired leak at Chicago, Illinois

1903, May 3 Chartered by G & M Company, Benton Harbor

1903, October 2 Burned, Saugatuck

1907, February 22 Sold Charlevoix, Michigan owners

1915 Converted to barge

1915, July 19 Foundered, Lake Michigan

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

PUP (1894, Tug (Towboat))
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PUP (1894, Tug (Towboat))