CRUSADER (1874, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
125252
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Concave bottom; river tug.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.C. Leighton & Thomas Dunford
Original Owner and Location:
George E. Brockway, Port Huron, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26 1/2" x 30" or 23" x 30" engine. 2 - 6 1/2' x 19' or 6.6' x 17' boilers Both engine & boilers from Cleveland.
Dimensions
Length:
123.3'
Beam:
22.9'
Depth:
8.8'
Tonnage (gross):
198
Tonnage (net):
105
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. Mary's River, below Sault Ste. Marie.
Lake Superior.
Date:
29 Oct 1896
How:
Burned & sank.
Notes:
Machinery to be used in a new vessel. 1896, Oct 29 Dismantled; boiler & engine to be used in new steambarge built by C.D. Thompson.
History

1873, Nov 18 Launched; ran on Detroit & St. Clair River.

1874, Apr 24 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1879 Owned John Pridgeon, Detroit, MI.

1885 Enrolled Detroit.

1891 Owned S.B. Grummond.

1894, Nov 6 Burned at Spry's dock, St Mary's River, 2 lives lost.

1895, Apr 17 Owned Harris W. Baker.

1896, Oct 26 Sank when boiler fell back into hold when lifting chains broke.

1896, Oct 27 Vessel raised.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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

CRUSADER (1874, Tug (Towboat))
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CRUSADER (1874, Tug (Towboat))