RED ERIC (1857, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
21197
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
VanSlyke & Notter
Original Owner and Location:
David Bell, Buffalo
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
84'
Beam:
16' 4"
Depth:
7' 5"
Tonnage (old style):
94 59/95
History

1857, Nov 7 Enrolled at Buffalo, NY.

1858-59 In Detroit River Tug Association.

1860 Owned Blanchard & Holcomb, Buffalo.

1860, Aug 10 Owned Towbridge & Wilcox, Detroit, MI; in drydock for machinery repair.

1865 Same owner; rebuilt at Jones Shipyard, Detroit; readmeasured 76 gross tons.

1871 Owned Thomas Wilson, Detroit.

1874 Owned Abram Smith, Algonac, MI.

1876 Dismantled; machinery put in tug ELLA M. SMITH.

1878, Dec 16 Documents surrendered, Port Huron, MI, "Out of commission, 1875"

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

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RED ERIC (1857, Tug (Towboat))