PARKER, CHARLES W. (1873, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
125222
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
J. Gregory
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
66.8'
Beam:
15'
Depth:
7.6'
Tonnage (gross):
36.42
Tonnage (net):
18.21
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South branch, Chicago River
Lake Michigan
Date:
4 Oct 1891
How:
Boiler exploded
Notes:
Attempting to pull steamer S. E. PICKANDS off bottom; 7 killed
History

1876 Owned Vessel Owners Towing Co., Chicago, IL.

1878 Repaired.

1879, Sep 22 Explosion damage; 4 lost; hull purchased by Jacob Johnson & rebuilt by Burns.

1887, Nov 25 Fire damage, Goodrich Dock, Chicago.

1891, Oct 4 Boiler expoded.

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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PARKER, CHARLES W. (1873, Tug (Towboat))