BESSIE (1885, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1885
Official Number:
3337
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.B. Martel
Built on Bottom of:
FINISHED AT GRAND HAVEN
Original Owner and Location:
Capt. Sam Moore, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
12" x 12" cylinders (2), 5' x 12' boiler from tug WILSON BROTHERS.
Dimensions
Length:
67.3'
Beam:
1.7'
Depth:
6.2'
Tonnage (gross):
42.70
Tonnage (net):
24.89
History

Built to replace tug TILLIE M. Taken down Mississippi River to Florida, Fall 1885.

1895 Registered Apalachicola, FL.

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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BESSIE (1885, Tug (Towboat))