RELIEF (1855, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
VanSlyke & Notter
Original Owner and Location:
Mutual Insurance Co., Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Oscillating
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
30" x 36" engine.
Dimensions
Length:
128' 2"
Beam:
25' 4"
Depth:
12' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
362 90/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Kelley's Island.
Lake Erie.
Date:
  1884
How:
Burned out; sank.
Notes:
Caught fire 1 mi. off Starve Island near Put-In-Bay; towed to Kelley's Island; burned out & sank.
History

1855 Built for used in salvage business.

1862 Large repairs.

1869 Carrying lumber; towing barges.

1871 Owned Smith & Bliss; homeport Boston, MA; rebuilding Buffalo.

1873 Same owners; homeport Niagara, NY.

1876 Arches inside.

1879 Owned Evans et al, Niagara.

1880 New deck & engine; 1 non-condensing 25" x 40" with one 8'6" x 17' tubular boiler.

1882 Owned Gilchrist & Co., Vermillion, OH.

1884 Large repairs to hull & machinery.

1884, Jul 18 Burned out; sank.

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

RELIEF (1855, Tug (Towboat))
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RELIEF (1855, Tug (Towboat))