BABCOCK, D. L. (1862, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
6495
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Albany, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Ownership Notes:
Some sources say built New Baltimore, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
62.6'
Beam:
14.9'
Depth:
5.5'
Tonnage (old style):
50
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo Creek.
Lake Erie.
Date:
15 Dec 1897
How:
Capsized & sank.
Notes:
Capsized by strong current while towing steamer THOMAS DAVIDSON; crew rescued.
History

1865 Readmeasured, 25.19 gross tons.

1866 Owned Moshier & Dunham, Chicago, IL.

1871 Owned Dunham & Co., Chicago; repaired.

1875 Rebuilt.

1882 25.19 gross tons & 12.60 net tons.

1897, Dec Sank Buffalo; last owned Hand's Tug Line.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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BABCOCK, D. L. (1862, Tug (Towboat))