TACOMA (1894, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1894
Official Number:
145673
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Benton Harbor, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Edward W. Heath
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Fitzsimmons & C.J. Connell Dredging Co., Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16 + 30 x 24", 450hp engine by Montague Iron Works. 8 x 16' firebox boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
73.4'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
76
Tonnage (net):
39
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago, IL harbor.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
4 Nov 1929
Final Depth:
30'
How:
Sank.
Notes:
Sank in storm on Clarks Shoal, 2.66 miles, 343 degrees from Calumet Harbor light.
History

1894, Jan Launched E.W. Heath yard, Benton Harbor; ran on Chicago River towing barges off 75th Street.

19090, Jan Reboilered Grand Haven, MI; two 8 x 16' firebox boilers.

1929, Nov 4 Sank Chicago harbor.

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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TACOMA (1894, Tug (Towboat))