LEVIATHAN (1857, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
14612
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Wrecker.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Benjamin B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Lake Navigation Co., Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
H.C. Walker, president.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
2 - 24 x 26" engines. 2 - Philadelphia wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
175' 2"
Beam:
29' 1"
Depth:
10' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
315 64/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cheboygan, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
12 Nov 1891
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Burned at dock; later stripped & scuttled.
History

1857, May Launched; cost $30,000.

1857, Jun 6 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1857, Dec Engine broke down; repaired Detroit.

1858, Jul 8 Sold at auction to Asa E. Hart, Buffalo; stationed largely at Straits of Mackinaw.

1861, Nov Broke machinery, Lake Huron.

1864 Readmeasured 126 x 25.8 x 9', 232 gross / 129 net tons.

1865, Sep 14 Owned George W. Rounds, Columbian Coast Wrecking Co., New York; 232.44 gross / 197.12 net tons.

1867, Sep Repaired Milwaukee, WI.

1868, Apr 13 Owned Amos Brienig & Samuel Ellsworth, Milwaukee; US14612.

1869, Nov Wheel disabled Straits of Mackinaw; repaired.

1878 Ashore Gull Island, Lake Michigan in fog.

1879, Apr 26 Owned W.H. Wolf & Thomas Davidson, Milwaukee.

1880 Rebuilt Milwaukee; housed in.

1884 Stationed Cheboygan.

1887, Mar 3 Owned Stephen B. Grummond, Detroit; 129.05 net tons; reconditioned.

1888 Rebuilt.

1891, Nov 12 Burned cheboygan, 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

LEVIATHAN (1857, Tug (Towboat))
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LEVIATHAN (1857, Tug (Towboat))