DOBBINS, ANNA (1862, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
395
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Mills & Walsh
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas D. Dole, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24" cylinder x 26" stroke, 292hp engine 7'6" x 16', 80# steam Philip Riter tubular boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
97.8'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
172
Tonnage (gross):
82.7
Tonnage (net):
41.35
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 mi. NE Charity Islands.
Lake Huron.
Date:
24 Sep 1886
Final Depth:
60'
How:
Sank.
Notes:
Owned John Prentice, et al, Saginaw, MI; sank after stern bearings broke loose & shaft dropped; took water faster than could be pumped out. 1887 Tugs HARLEY & TEMPEST drag Saginaw Bay for wreck. 1896, Aug Tugs ELLA SMITH & SARAH SMITH drag for wreck. 1997 Wreck located by divers using side-scan sonar.
History

1862, Sep 17 Launched.

1862, Oct 2 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; owned Thomas D. Dole, et al.

1863, Oct 8 Collision with bark MONTITOR off Malden.

1865 Owned J. Lundy, Cleveland, OH.

1871 New decks.

1875, Sep 14 Disabled in river, Toronto, ONT.

1881 Operated Sault Ste, Marie, MI.

1881, Mar Repaired, Cleveland.

1885, Jul 24 Grounded in fog; damaged.

1886, Sep 3 Reported burned near Charity Islands, Lake Huron.

1886, Sep 24 Sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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