TORRENT (1869, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
24786
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Master Carpenter:
E.M. Peck
Original Owner and Location:
Bissell, Moore & Alger, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
115'
Beam:
212'
Depth:
12.3'
Tonnage (gross):
203
Tonnage (net):
140
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
  1915
How:
Abandoned; broken up.
History

Largely employed towing log rafts on Lake Huron.

1869, May 7 First launched & enrolled Detroit, MI.

1879 Owned Rolles, Detroit.

1881 Rebuilt; HPNC engine; 26 1/2 x 30"; 380hp; 80rpm; Buhl Iron Works, Detroit, 1881; 1 firebox boiler; 8 1/2 x 16'; 85#; Buhl Iron Works, Detroit, 1881.

1890, Oct 19 Lost large raft in storm near Sarnia, ONT., Lake Huron.

1893 Owned Alger Smith & Co., Detroit.

1895, Jul 17 Wrecked by towline of SITKA & YUKON, St. Clair Flats Canal, Detroit River.

1895, Aug 5 Rebuilt.

1898, Oct 17 Owned Jas. Boulette.

1904 Owned Geo. D. Nau, Green Bay, WI.

1908, Feb Owned Green Stone Co., Sturgeon Bay.

1915 Abandoned; broken up.

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

TORRENT (1869, Tug (Towboat))
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TORRENT (1869, Tug (Towboat))