REDFORD, ELIZA J. (1881, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
135493
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Brower Morgan
Original Owner and Location:
J. Redford, Oswego
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Engine & boiler from tug MARIA MELVIN.
Dimensions
Length:
58.9'
Beam:
14.6'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (gross):
35
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Oswego Harbor.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
16 Nov 1893
How:
Exploded.
Notes:
While attempting to aid schooner FLORA EMMA, lost her way in the blizzard, rammed a pier, burst a steam pipe & exploded; 1 life lost.
History

1881 Built as harbor tug for Oswego Harbor.

1893, Nov 16 Exploded in Oswego Harbor.

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

REDFORD, ELIZA J. (1881, Tug (Towboat))
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REDFORD, ELIZA J. (1881, Tug (Towboat))