UNION (1861, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
25104
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Miller & Hood
Original Owner and Location:
Solomon Sturgis & Son, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
70.5'
Beam:
15.4'
Depth:
7.2'
Tonnage (old style):
45
Final Disposition
Date:
  1893
How:
abandoned
Notes:
Reported abandoned, no detail
History

1862, Sep 3 Boiler exploded, sank, Chicago South pier, IL, Lake Michigan; boiler & upper works destroyed, 3 killed.

1862, Dec 27 Wreck raised, repaired; 70 x 15 x 7'; 37.63 gross/18.82 net tons.

1866 Owned Prindiville & Roach, Chicago.

1871 Large repairs.

1878 Repaired or rebuilt.

1884 Owned VOT Co., Chicago.

1893 Reported abandoned.

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

UNION (1861, Tug (Towboat))
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UNION (1861, Tug (Towboat))