WISCONSIN (1885, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1885
Official Number:
81072
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Green Bay, WI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
P.F. Thrall
Original Owner and Location:
P.F. Thrall, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 x 24" engine, 220hp at 180rpm from Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, Michigan 6'6" x 14' firebox boiler, 110 pounds steam from O'Leary Brothers, Fort Howard, Wisconsin
Dimensions
Length:
76.6'
Beam:
16.5'
Depth:
8.6'
Tonnage (gross):
56.41
Tonnage (net):
28.22
History

1889 Owned Kerwin & Downs, Ashtabula, Ohio

1895 Owned at Suspension Bridge, New York

1896 Owned Nagle Towing Company, Toledo, Ohio

1896, April 27 Sank off Lorain, Ohio, Lake Erie; crew rescued by

fishermen; raised & repaired

1898 Owned E.C. Williams, Marquette, Michigan

1903 Owned Great Lakes Towing, Buffalo, New York

1912 Dismantled & abandoned after fire at Cleveland; machinery into

tug KENOSHA

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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WISCONSIN (1885, Tug (Towboat))