ONTARIO (1857, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
19127
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Philadelphia, PA
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Cramp
Original Owner and Location:
H.M. Ames & Captain Joseph Kimball, Oswego, New York
Ownership Notes:
Pettys Island, New Jersey, also listed as build city
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
72.6'
Beam:
16.6'
Depth:
6.6'
Tonnage (gross):
71.3
Tonnage (net):
36
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South of Port Huron, Michigan, Saint Clair River
Date:
17 Nov 1883
How:
Burned
Notes:
Caught fire while at dock, hawser burned through & drifted into the river Sank few miles below city
History

1857, July 8 First enrolled, Oswego, New York

1860 Owned Miller & Hand, Toledo, Ohio

Date Unknown Owned Hand & Rutherford

1866, March Owned Captain A. Stone, Cleveland, Ohio

1867, February 25 Owned James P. Harrow, Algonac, Michigan & C.H.

Weeks, Detroit, Michigan; 73.6 x 16.2 x 6.4', 46.01

gross tons

1870, October Burned, Algonac, Lake Huron

1872 Rebuilt, 77 x 16.3 x 7.5', 54 gross tons

1873 Owned A.Smith, Algonac

1882 Owned Marquette parties, Michigan; 54.26 gross tons

1883, November 16 Burned at dock, Port Huron, Michigan; owned H.N.

Jex, Port Huron

1884, October 21 Documents surrendered, Port Huron, "wrecked &

abandoned"

1890, October 14 Reportedly owned Harrow Brothers, Algonac

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

ONTARIO (1857, Tug (Towboat))
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ONTARIO (1857, Tug (Towboat))