VULCAN (1868, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
25760
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Campbell & Owen
Original Owner and Location:
Livingston & Co., Detroit
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 x 36" engine by Hodge & Christie, Detroit. 6 x 18' @ 94# steam, firebox boiler. 9.5' Philadelphia wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
134.6'
Beam:
21.4'
Depth:
10.7'
Tonnage (gross):
249.43
Tonnage (net):
158
Final Disposition
Final Location:
2 miles below Cedar Point, near Sandusky, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
7 Jun 1883
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Towing log raft.
Notes:
Bound Saginaw for Cleveland, she caught fire & sank; crew took her small boat to Vermillion, OH. 1883, Oct Raised hull & salvaged machinery.
History

1868 Enrolled Detroit, MI; near duplicate of CHAMPION; cost $160,000.

1868, May 19 Launched.

1870 Towed log rafts up to 1 million feet; also vessels.

1871, Dec Partially damaged by fire.

1873 Owned E.W. Hudson, Detroit.

1873, May Owned Moore & Alger; ran Buffalo to Detroit with rafts.

1875, Sep Aground St. Clair flats.

1876 Arrived Belle isle from Black River with record raft of 4,000,000'.

1879 Owned Russell A. Alger, Detroit, MI.

1883, Jun 7 Burned Lake Erie.

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

VULCAN (1868, Tug (Towboat))
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VULCAN (1868, Tug (Towboat))