TIFFT, GEORGE W. (1852, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
10317
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Elias Sims
Original Owner and Location:
Elias & Thomas Sims, Buffalo
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
75'
Beam:
16' 4"
Depth:
7' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
81 26/95
Final Disposition
Date:
  1881
How:
Reported abandoned.
History

1852 Employed in wrecking & log raft towing, Lake Erie.

1853, Sep (1854, Jun 3) Owned Merchant Mutual Insurance Co., Milwaukee, WI; vessel towing in & out of port.

1857, Apr Large repairs.

1858, Mar 17 Owned Charles H. Wheeler, Milwaukee.

1860, Jun 8 Owned Benjamin B. Jones & Daniel Newhall, Milwaukee.

1860, Nov Holed by ice & sank, Milwaukee, Lake Michigan.

1865, Aug 9 Rebuilt & owned Henry & Conrad Starke et al, Milwaukee; 68.1 x 14.9 x 7.6', 45.62 gross tons; two 16 x 20" engines.

1865-69 Operated at Manistee, MI, then back at Milwaukee.

1867, Nov Fire damage, Walker's Point, Lake Erie.

1868, Mar Owned Hasbrouck & Conro, Milwaukee.

1869, Jun Collision damage, Milwaukee.

1873, Oct 16 Owned Fred Buse et al, Milwaukee.

1874, Mar 20 Owned C.H., Henry & Conrad Starke, Milwaukee.

1877 Repaired.

1877, Apr 4 Owned D.W. Chipman, Milwaukee.

1881 Reported abandoned.

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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TIFFT, GEORGE W. (1852, Tug (Towboat))