LIVINGSTONE, WILLIAM JR (1874, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
80411
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Port Huron Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
William Livingstone, Jr., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by Philbrick & Christy, Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
127.6'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
13.6'
Tonnage (gross):
291.58
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
4 Oct 1880
Final Depth:
250'
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Upbound from Chicago with barges in tow, broke shaft & foundered. Attempted rescue by tug FAVORITE of Menominee successful.
History

1874, Feb Launched; used in towing vessels on the river; largest tug in the world.

1874, Jun Broke wheel, St. Clair River.

1878 Owned Peshtigo Lumber Co; towed lumber barges Peshtigo - Chicago.

1880 Towed barges PESHTIGO & ALERT in Peshtigo - Chicago lumber trade.

1880, Oct 4 Foundered, Lake Michigan.

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

LIVINGSTONE, WILLIAM JR (1874, Tug (Towboat))
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LIVINGSTONE, WILLIAM JR (1874, Tug (Towboat))