WACK, CHARLES (1858, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1858
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
VanSlyke, Notter & Company
Original Owner and Location:
Captain Sanderson, Selby, Orlean County, New York
Ownership Notes:
Built for a well-to-do farmer of Western New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
2
History

1858 Built by Van Slyke, Notter & Company of Buffalo for Captain

Sanderson of Selby, Orleans County, New York, who designed the

Archimedean screw system for it - installed against builders

advice; built to haul cargo & tow barges on Erie Canal

1858 September/October Nine days from Buffalo to Albany, grounded for

30 hours; on return to Buffalo was to make

improvements for efficiency

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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WACK, CHARLES (1858, Tug (Towboat))