WESTOVER, LUTHER (1877, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1877
Official Number:
140257
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F. W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Wm. Mitchell, Bay City, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
107'
Beam:
20.6'
Depth:
6.4'
Tonnage (gross):
125
Tonnage (net):
102
Final Disposition
Date:
  1903
How:
scrapped
Notes:
no detail
History

Built for lumber trade in river around Bay City, MI

1877, Jul 26 First enrolled Port Huron, MI

1881, Sep 6 Stranded AuGres River, MI; later burned to near total loss

1881-1882 Wreck recovered, rebuilt, Chesley Wheeler

1889, Feb 28 Owned Benj. Boutell

1892, Jun 4 Crashed into Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad Bridge, Saginaw, MI; repaired, Saginaw

pre1897 Lying sunk, mouth of river, Bay City

1897, Aug 18 Dismantled

c1898 Owned Boutell Towing Co., Sarnia, ONT; C96845

1899, May 24 Documents surrendered, Port Huron, MI

1903 Scrapped

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

WESTOVER, LUTHER (1877, Tug (Towboat))
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WESTOVER, LUTHER (1877, Tug (Towboat))