FISKE, EDWARD (1883, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
135680
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Master Carpenter:
O'Grady & Maher
Original Owner:
James Ash et al
Ownership Notes:
R.L. & James Byers, Abner C. Adams, F.L. Danforth & Daniel Mahoney.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18 x 20"; 300 hp @150 rpm; engine by Donaldson & Polly, Buffalo, NY. 6'9" x 13' firebox boiler @100# steam by M. Riter, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
66'
Beam:
16.2'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
43.85
Tonnage (net):
21.93
Final Disposition
Date:
  1936
How:
Out of registry.
History

1885 Owned Buffalo, NY.

1887, Apr Sank at Buffalo; raised.

1890, May Owned John H. Gillett, Marquette, MI; fastest tug in harbor.

1891, May 7 Owned Smith Fee Co., Duluth, MN; Frederick Smith, President.

1893, Aug 18 Sunk in collision with tug CARRINGTON as part of tug war; raised.

1893, Sep 27 Burned at dock, Duluth, MN.

1893, Oct 14 Owned B.B. Inman, Duluth, MN.

1894, Jun Siezed by U.S. Marshal.

1897, Apr 7 Owned Inman Tug Co.

1899 Owned Great Lakes Towing.

1906 Owned Chicago & Great Lakes Dredging.

1909 Rebuilt Port Arthur, ONT; C116389; 70 x 16 x 9; 73 gross / 49 net tons.

1928 Owned Great Lakes Dredging & Construction Co. Ltd., Port Arthur, ONT.

1936 Out of registry.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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

FISKE, EDWARD (1883, Tug (Towboat))
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FISKE, EDWARD (1883, Tug (Towboat))