DOWLING, TOM (1873, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
24988
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Stevens & Presley
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14" x 16" engines. 5 1/2' x 16", 90# tubular boiler, Miller Jamison, Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
67.3'
Beam:
17.5'
Depth:
5.5'
Tonnage (gross):
36
Tonnage (net):
18
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ashland, WI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
17 Aug 1908
How:
Fire.
Notes:
Burned to waterline.
History

1876 Owned Thomas Dowling, Cleveland, OH.

1880, Sep Machinery removed after tug burned, for new tug by Captain Dowling.

1881, Apr 12 Received engine & boiler.

1881, May 24 Owned Moiles Brothers; new boiler house, boilers, & high pressure engine.

1881, Jun 23 Owned A. Jenkins, E. Saginaw, MI; 67.3' x 13.3' x 4.8', 25 gross ton.

1887 Rebuilt.

1887, May 16 Owned C.E. Pendell, Port Huron District, 67.3' x 17.5' x 5.5"; 36 gross tons.

1898, Nov 26 Sank, Saginaw River, cause unknown.

1908, Aug 17 Owned Independent Tug Line, Duluth, MN; Destroyed by fire.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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