ECLIPSE (1852, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
7495
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George H. Notter
Original Owner and Location:
Edward R. Blackwell, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
92hp engine. Boiler built by Degruff & Kendrick, Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
93' 10"
Beam:
18' 2"
Depth:
8' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
136 12/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles east of Black River, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
29 Oct 1874
How:
Ashore in storm.
Final Cargo:
Ballast.
Notes:
In tow of tug YOSEMITE, she went ashore & wrecked in gale; stripped & abandoned by tug MAGNET.
History

1852, Sep 11 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; ran to Detroit.

1853, Apr 22 Owned Sam M. Johnson, Chicago, IL & Edward R. Blackwell, Buffalo.

1853, Jun 1 Boiler explosion, broke in two at Chicago.

1853, Jun Raised, rebuilt at Doolittle & Miller Shipyard, launched Oct 26.

1854, Sep Ashore in gale off Michigan City, IN.

1855, May 7 Owned Edward Shepard, Detroit, MI.

1856, May 12 Owned G. Tellers & E. Shepard, Detroit.

1856, Oct Machinery Broke, St. Clair Flats.

1857, Apr 30 Owned John McAllister, Detroit.

1858, Jun 15 Owned Louis P. Trempe, Sault Ste. Marie.

1860, Aug 10 Rebuilt & enlarged.

1865 Readmeasured, 92 gross tons.

1865, Jul 27 Owned Louie M. Tremphe, Detroit.

1865, Oct Sprang leak & sank, Cleveland, OH harbor.

1868, Jul 8 Owned S.B. Grummont, Detroit.

1870, Mar 22 Owned Eliza Ellen Dibble, Detroit.

1870, Aug 14 Overhauled.

1871, Sep 11 Damaged in collision with tug BALLENTINE at Port Huron, MI.

1871, Oct 20 Burned to waterline at Lakeport, Lake Huron; converted to steambarge, 93 gross tons.

1871 Owned J.B. Scott, Detroit.

1872 Towed H.S. WALBRIDGE.

1872, Oct 29 Wrecked, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ECLIPSE (1852, Tug (Towboat))