ROBB, W.T. (1864, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1864
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Stromness, ONT
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Round stern, carvel built
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Hardison
Original Owner and Location:
Laughlin McCallum, Dunnville, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by David Bell
Dimensions
Length:
120'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
265
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Lake Ontario
Date:
10 Mar 1901
How:
Burned
History

1864, late April First launched

1866, June Chartered as gunboat; armed & patrolled at Fort Erie during

Fenian Raids

1866, November 6 Collided with & damaged U.S. Revenue Cutter COMMODORE

PERRY, Buffalo, New York, Lake Erie

Post 1871 Towed rafts on Lake Erie

1872, February 5 Owned William Hall, Toronto, Ontario

1873, October 25 Drifted on beach & sank, Newcastle, Ontario, Lake

Ontario, in attempt to rescue schooner ARIADNE

1874, April Ashore near Newcastle, Lake Ontario

1874, June Wreck repaired, but sank at first dock reached while being

towed

1875 Repaired

1877 243 gross tons, 159 net tons

1880 Repaired

c1883 Dismantled Toronto, machinery sold

1886 Abandoned, Toronto harbor

1890, July Wreck removed to Victoria Park, Toronto & cabin used as

boys club

1895 Register closed

1901, March 10 Wreck burned

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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