SPRAGUE, NOAH P. (1857, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
130038
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Johnson, et.al., Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 x 20" engine
Dimensions
Length:
98' 6"
Beam:
20'
Depth:
9' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
173
Tonnage (gross):
119
Tonnage (net):
95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Pigeon Bay, near Rondeau, Ontario, Lake Erie
Date:
23 Jul 1884
How:
Hull failure, sank in 15 minutes
Notes:
In tow of tug WILCOX after her shaft broke in Lake Huron
History

1857, November 27 Boiler explosion, sank opposite Detroit, Michigan,

7-9 men killed

1858 Raised in autumn

1858-59 Rebuilt at Detroit, hull & deck, machinery repaired at

Kellogg's, Detroit; owned George H. Parker

1859, June 8 In service, fitted out at Buffalo, New York

1860 Owned Johnson & Snow, Buffalo

1862 Sold Canadian

1863 Owned Deeds & DeBlaquerie, Buffalo

1864 Raised & rebuilt

1865 Reboilered, 7' 5" x 17' tubular boiler, 70 pounds steam

1866 Owned H. DeBlaque, Montreal, Quebec

1866, December 22 Burned; no details

1869 Owned St.Lawrence Towing Company, Montreal; 119 gross tons

1871 Owned Evans, et.al., Montreal; 119 gross tons

1873 Owned Evans, Montreal

1875 Owned Evans, et.al., Tonawanda, New York

1877 Owned W.G. Cassells, Hamilton, Ontario

1877-78 Rebuilt

1879 Owned Evans, et.al., Tonawanda, New York; US130038

1882 Owned Peter Smith, et.al., Cleveland, Ohio

1882 Rebuilt, Buffalo, New York

1884, July 23 Sunk, Pelee Passage, Lake Erie

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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SPRAGUE, NOAH P. (1857, Tug (Towboat))