BECKER, PHILIP (1876, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1876
Official Number:
74214
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. LeRock
Original Owner:
Wm. McRae
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
51'
Beam:
13.3'
Depth:
6.4'
Tonnage (gross):
28
Tonnage (net):
19
Final Disposition
Final Location:
10 miles off Oswego, NY.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
17 Nov 1879
How:
Foundered in blizzard/gale.
Notes:
3 lives lost, crew transferred to barge GORDON which sank with all hands.
History

1877 Owned Wm McRae, Montreal, QUE.

1879 Owned Hickler Bros., Buffalo, NY.

1879, Nov 17 Foundered in blizzard/gale.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

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BECKER, PHILIP (1876, Tug (Towboat))