UNCLE CHARLEY (1888, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
25268
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Hank Perkins
Original Owner and Location:
Hank Perkins & Frank A. Ingleston, Saugatuck, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
56.2'
Beam:
12.2'
Depth:
3.6'
Tonnage (gross):
25.7
Tonnage (net):
16.9
History

1888 Launched with bottle of clam chowder over prow; enrolled at Grand

Haven August 16, owned Henry Perkins & Frank A. Ingleston - first

trip to Richmond July 20 - water very shallow

1889, May 1 Enrolled Grand Haven, owned Charles E. Bird & Reuben T.

Rogers; expected to sell to Chicago parties when repaired

1889, August 13 Grand Haven enrollment surrendered at Chicago,

Illinois; used as excursion boat on Calumet River

1891 Owned Roger Plant, Junior, Chicago

1894 Registered Buffalo, New York, owned William J. Connors

1896 Owned Thomas K. Hunter, Chicago

1898 Enrolled Marquette, Michigan, owned Jerry Madden, Menominee,

Michigan

1908 Great Lakes Register listing T.K. Hunter as owner

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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UNCLE CHARLEY (1888, Tug (Towboat))