BECKWITH, J. L. (1873, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
75602
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Kelderhouse
Original Owner:
J. Kelderhouse
Ownership Notes:
"Will probably tow at Detroit"
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
67'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (gross):
40
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sandy Point or Sandy Island.
Lake Superior.
Date:
26 Jul 1912
How:
Storm.
Notes:
Wrecked, no detail.
History

1873, Sep 25 Ran aground, head of Belle Isle; pulled off by tug A.F. BARTLETT.

1876 Owned Capt. Howard, Detroit.

1878 Rebuilt as ferry, Dunford & Alverson shipyard, Port Huron, owned D.N. Runnels, Port Huron.

1878, Aug 7 Two decks, 59.4' x 16.3 x 7.2'; 103 gross/84 net tons; running Port Huron to Sarnia.

1884 Ferry service at Sauilt Ste. Marie, rebuilt there.

1887, Jun 4 Owned A. F. Hurley, Sault Ste Marie Ferry Co.

1901 Registered Canadian (C111802), 60 x 19.6 x 7'; 61 net/33 gross tons.

1907 Owned Geo. Kemp, Sault Ste Marie, MI.

1912, Jul 26 Wrecked in storm.

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

BECKWITH, J. L. (1873, Tug (Towboat))
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BECKWITH, J. L. (1873, Tug (Towboat))