BARTON, PLINY F. (1853, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
M. Laveyea
Original Owner and Location:
Aaron Goodwin & Wm. Burny, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
61' 2"
Beam:
14' 4"
Depth:
5' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
40 30/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Baby's Point.
St. Clair River.
Date:
31 May 1865
How:
Fire, total loss.
History

1859 Sank Blackwall canal; raised.

1860 Owned Cook & Son, Irving, NY.

1865 Burned Baby's Point, St. Clair River, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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BARTON, PLINY F. (1853, Tug (Towboat))