RAMBLER (1873, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
110155
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Company
Original Owner and Location:
A.C. Taylor, George Hand & George Jones, Buffalo, New York
Ownership Notes:
Hand Line
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
57.1'
Beam:
15.4'
Depth:
7.9'
Tonnage (gross):
42.62
Tonnage (net):
23.75
History

1881, February Owned Captain Benjamin G. Yocum, Tonawanda, New York;

to Duluth, Minnesota for towing

1888 Towed log rafts

1890 65 horsepower

1890, November "Tending dredge" at Duluth

1891, May 28 "For sale", refitted; 128 pound boiler pressure

1891, June Leased by John Watkins, West Superior, Wisconsin; towed

sand & cedar posts

1891, August 24 Burned at Redcliff, 12 miles from Bayfield, Wisconsin,

Lake Superior

1897 Passed out

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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RAMBLER (1873, Tug (Towboat))