TAWAS (1864, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
24505
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vicksburg (Marysville), MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas Arnold
Master Carpenter:
M. Williams
Original Owner and Location:
Miron Williams, et al, Marysville
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
engines from tug BLISH, ELISHA, C1857 originally 11 1/2" x 20", but bored out several times 15", 15" x 20" engines Boiler by Mr. Turnbull, Corunna, ONT
Dimensions
Length:
91'
Beam:
18' 3"
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
122 57/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
near Sand Beach, MI (Port Huron)
Lake Huron
Date:
14 May 1874
How:
Boiler explosion
Notes:
6 lives lost, 5 from tug, 1 from schooner CHANDLER, ZACH
History

1865, Jun 13 Readmeasured, 98' x 18' x 8.7', 88 gross tons.

1867, Apr 27 Owned Eugene Smith, et al, St. Clair, MI.

1870, Apr 29 Owned J. C. Robinson, et al, St. Clair, MI.

1871 Housed in

1874, May 14 Boiler explosion, Lake Huron.

1874, Jul 1 Enrollment surrendered, Port Huron, MI; "vessel lost at sea".

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

TAWAS (1864, Tug (Towboat))
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TAWAS (1864, Tug (Towboat))