RITER, CHARLES M. (1876, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1876
Official Number:
125526
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George H. Notter
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Vertical high pressure engine, 15 x 16", Sutton Brothers, Buffalo, New York
Dimensions
Length:
54'
Beam:
16'
Depth:
8.6'
Tonnage (gross):
32
Tonnage (net):
16
History

1878 Owned William McRae, Montreal, Quebec; C134194,

54.6 x 13.6 x 6.2', 35 gross tons, 24 net tons

1879, November 17-18 Nearly foundered in gale off Oswego, New York,

Lake Ontario; abandoned but later recovered

1889, January 21 Rebuilt & reboilered; firebox boiler, 6' x 10'4",

140 pounds steam; 54' x 15'1/2" x 8'2", 41 gross

tons, 18 net tons

1891 Reboilered, firebox boiler, 6' x 10'4", 100 pounds steam, Lake

Erie Boiler Works

1899 HPNC engine, 15 x 17"

1930 Owned S.L. Penhorwood, Sault Saint Marie, Ontario

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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RITER, CHARLES M. (1876, Tug (Towboat))