OSWEGO (1857, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
19063
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Philadelphia, PA
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Hillman & Streaker
Original Owner and Location:
Joseph L.D. Kimball, et.al., Oswego, New York
Ownership Notes:
Henry M. Ames
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 22 x 22", 204hp engines by Philadelphia Engine Works
Dimensions
Length:
98.6'
Beam:
19.4'
Depth:
9.4'
Tonnage (old style):
166
Capacity:
70 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Opposite Walerville, Ontario, Detroit River
Date:
10 Oct 1891
How:
Burned
Notes:
Towing schooner YOUNG AMERICA
History

1857, June 16 Enrolled Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; cost $19,000;

service on Saint Clair Flats, Detroit River

1862 Chartered with navy during Civil War on James River, Cape

Hatteras, Mobile, Alabama & New Orleans

1867, April 25 Ran New York to Oswego via Quebec

1867, May 21 Rebuilt Oswego 106 x 19.5 x 9.5, 115.15 gross tons; owned

A.S. Page, Oswego

1868 Repaired

1871 Owned E.B. Ward

1873, August 16 Readmeasured Detroit, rebuilt, 148.1 gross / 94.23 net

tons; owned S. Grummond, Detroit, Michigan

1879 Repaired

1882 148.1 gross tons

1887, May 27 Sank in collision with schooner MAY RICHARDS near

Colchester Reef, Kingston, Lake Erie

1887, June Raised

1891, October 10 Burned, Detroit River

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

OSWEGO (1857, Tug (Towboat))
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OSWEGO (1857, Tug (Towboat))