PLOW BOY (1887, Excursion Vessel)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
150391
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Excursion Vessel
Note: 1 stack.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Richard Armstrong et al, West Bay City
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
10 + 18 x 16", 40hp engine. 4'1" x 9' @ 100# steam, firebox boiler by Desotelle & Hutton, Detroit, MI, 1871.
Dimensions
Length:
77.7'
Beam:
21.4'
Depth:
5.6'
Tonnage (gross):
114.74
Tonnage (net):
72.55
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
  1929
How:
Abandoned.
History

Origionally ran on Saginaw River in Armstrong's "Bay Line" with SALOR BOY, NEWS BOY & POST BOY.

1888, Sep 15 Owned Bishoff & Hanson.

1889, Mar 22 Repaired.

1891 Owned Jno. H. Hanson, Superior, WI.

1893, Aug 24 Scorched by burning of another boat at Ashland, WI.

1900 Owned F.A. Bishoff, Ashland.

1906 Rebuilt; 77.7 x 21 x 7'; 65 gross/57 net tons.

1909 Owned Portage Lake Steamship Co., Duluth, MN.

1919 Owned Clow & Lloyd Transportation Co., Duluth.

1925 Owned Charles Fix, Buffalo, NY.

1929 Abandoned for age & condition at Buffalo.

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

PLOW BOY (1887, Excursion Vessel)
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PLOW BOY (1887, Excursion Vessel)