BEMIS, PHILO S. (1859, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1859
Official Number:
19684
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wm. Crosthwaite
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
47
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3/4 mile from shore, Alpena, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
14 Sep 1872
How:
Burned & abandoned.
Notes:
Fire started under boiler, burned to water's edge, crew escaped; Salvage attempts, but abandoned; owned Capt. Harrington. 1879, Jun 30 Documents surrendered.
History

1860 owned W.P. O'Brian, Buffalo, NY.

1860, May Purchased by George R. Hand, Chicago, IL.

1863 Owned G. Hand & J. F. Green, Cleveland, OH.

1866 Owned Greene, Cleveland.

1866, Oct 2 Owned E.M. Harrington, Cleveland. 16.3 gross tons (or 29 gross tons) 47.6 x 11.6 x 5.6.

1868, Apr 23 Owned E.M. Harrington, Bay City, MI.

1871, Jul 25 Owned E.M. Harrington, Alpena, MI.

1872, Sep 14 Burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
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

BEMIS, PHILO S. (1859, Tug (Towboat))
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