CYGNET (1866, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
125323
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Capt. Clark
Original Owner and Location:
Capt. Clark, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sternwheel
Propulsion Notes:
(reported as sternwheel).
Dimensions
Length:
55'
Beam:
15'
Depth:
0'
Tonnage (gross):
27
Tonnage (net):
26
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Mouth of Bad River, near Saginaw, MI.
Date:
25 Jul 1875
How:
Explosion
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Boiler exploded while towing a dredge near mouth of Bad River, 10 mi. north of E. Saginaw; one life lost.
History

1866 Built by Capt. Clark, Saginaw, MI.

1875, Jul 25 Boiler exploded near E. Saginaw, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
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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CYGNET (1866, Tug (Towboat))