BELDEN, CLIFF (1853, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lafrinier & Stevens
Master Carpenter:
Lafrinier & Stevens
Original Owner and Location:
Clifford Belden 25%, Wm D. Nott 75%., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
74' 1"
Beam:
20'  . 1 1/2"
Depth:
7' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
92 69/95
Final Disposition
Date:
  1860
How:
Abandoned.
History

May have been built as ferry.

1853, Oct 27 Enrolled Cleveland

1853 Chartered by "The Railroad" to ferry passengers from Cleveland- Ohio City.

1854-58 Registered Detroit Customs House.

1856, Oct Collided with schooner RACER on St. Clair Flats, lost headgear.

1859, Aug 11 Burned at dock, Malden, ONT., cabins damaged; repaired & returned to service Sept. 4.

1861 Reportedly lying at Detroit.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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BELDEN, CLIFF (1853, Tug (Towboat))