WETZEL, RUDOLPH (1870, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
21944
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Geo. Notter
Original Owner and Location:
Rudolph Wetzel, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
56.4'
Beam:
14'
Depth:
6.6'
Tonnage (gross):
23.25
Tonnage (net):
12
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 miles east off Oak Creek, WI
Lake Michigan
Date:
28 Oct 1882
Final Depth:
7 fathoms
How:
Burned
Notes:
Boiler explosion, sank with all hands (3); racing with tug SILL for a tow
History

1871 Owned George Murray, et al, Racine, WI

1879 Owned Frank F. Lovell, Racine

1882, Oct 28 Destroyed, boiler explosion

1883, Jun 30 Documents surrendered, Milwaukee, WI

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

WETZEL, RUDOLPH (1870, Tug (Towboat))
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