DODGE, GEORGE S. (pre1867, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
10546
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Philadelphia, PA
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Smith & Post
Original Owner and Location:
Baltis Brothers, Oswego, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
75hp.
Dimensions
Length:
65'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
6'
Tonnage (gross):
37
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Oswego, NY harbor.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
29 Sep 1870
How:
Explosion.
Notes:
Boiler explostion while lying at Columbia Grain elevator; no loss of life; shrapnel blew through west side of town.
History

1867, May Towed boats during flood on Oswego Canal; owned Baltis Bros. & Frank Hoffman, Oswego.

1867, Jun In service in Oswego harbor.

1870, Sep 29 Boiler explosion, Lake Ontario.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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DODGE, GEORGE S. (pre1867, Tug (Towboat))