WILLIAMS, J.L. (1883, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
76439
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
O'Grady & Meagher
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Maytham, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 x 20", 150hp at 130rpm engine built at Buffalo, New York 6'6" x 10' firebox boiler
Dimensions
Length:
67.4'
Beam:
16.4'
Depth:
9.2'
Tonnage (gross):
51
Tonnage (net):
26
History

1885, April 30 Owned B.B. Inman, Duluth, Minnesota; his first tug

1888, March 28 Owned Inman & John L. Lathrop, Port Huron, Michigan

1888, June 22 Owned B.B. Inman

1889 Beached near Duluth; released by OSSIFRAGE & ELIZA WILLIAMS

1889, October 17 Owned H.G. Inman, Duluth, Minnesota

1889, November 14 Owned B.B. Inman

1890, April Fire on board

1891, May Burned at flour sheds at Superior, Wisconsin; put out by

fireboat DAVID SUTTON

1892, February Rebuilt, Napoleon Grignon

1893, September 8 Owned Grace Inman as result of divorce; chartered by

him

1894, July Damaged stern in collision with its tow at Superior

1897, April 7 Owned Inman Tug Company

1899 Owned Great Lakes Towing Company

1918 Rebuilt; bow sheathed for ice

1925 Owned M.A. Poliquin, Duluth

1928 Owned Aimee Poliquin, Duluth

1935 Dolomite Company, (Ohio), Duluth

1938 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

WILLIAMS, J.L. (1883, Tug (Towboat))
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WILLIAMS, J.L. (1883, Tug (Towboat))