SAMSON (1864, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
22381
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catherine, ONT
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Louis Schickluna
Original Owner:
Morris Kneeland
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24+42x30, 490hp @ 85rpm
Dimensions
Length:
125'
Beam:
23.6'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (gross):
181
Tonnage (net):
90
Final Disposition
Date:
  1905
How:
abandoned
History

1865 Burned off Bar Pt., Lake Erie.

1866 Rebuilt Detroit.

1866 Owned S. H. Sheldon, Cleveland.

1871 Owned Merrick, Detroit.

1875 Owned Shields, Cleveland.

1876 Owned Luce, Cleveland.

1880, Nov 26 Sunk Pt. AuPelee, Lake Erie, holed by ice.

1881, Apr 16 Raised taken to Kelley's, turned back by ice, Cleveland.

1881, Apr 26 Overhauled, Cleveland.

1882 Owned Benham, Cleveland.

1887, May 13 Collided with prop. FOUNTAIN CITY in fog, Marquette.

1888, Nov 9 Sch. CHANDLER under tow by SAMSON struck by prop CLEVELAND, Marquette.

1899 Owned Bliss & Co., Tonawanda, NY.

1890, Jun 17 Collided with wrecker REID near Duluth.

1894 Owned Frank Perry, Sault Ste Marie, MI.

1894, Sep 26 Damaged by fire, docked, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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

SAMSON (1864, Tug (Towboat))
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SAMSON (1864, Tug (Towboat))