SATELLITE (1864, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
22404
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
H.N. Strong, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26 1/2 x 30" engine by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co. 8 1/2' x 201" boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
117.77'
Beam:
19.96'
Depth:
10.52'
Tonnage (old style):
233 79/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
30 miles west of Whitefish Point, MI 15 miles north of Two Heart River.
Lake Superior.
Date:
21 Jun 1879
Final Depth:
120'
How:
Sprung leak & sank.
Notes:
Possible split her shaft of dtruck deadhead; cresw escaped.
History

1864 Built as Lakes Huron & Erie wrecker & St. Clair River tug.

1865, Apr 27 Enrolled Detroit, same owner; readmeasured 117 x 20.2 x 10.6'; 149.46 gross tons.

1871, Apr Capsized & sunk in 14' water at Port Hope, Lake Huron preparing to take schooner J.C. KING in tow; 1 crew member lost; raised & repaired.

1871, Jun 5 Enrolled Detroit; 209.43 gross tons.

1872 Towed timber rafts from Lake Huron to East.

1875 Owned Strong Estate, Detroit.

1879, Jun 21 Bound for Duluth, MN towing schooners MONTCALM, MOUNT BLANC, MONTICELLO, REINDEER & MONTMORENCY, all coal laden, she sprang a leak & sank near Whitefish Point, Lake Superior.

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

SATELLITE (1864, Tug (Towboat))
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SATELLITE (1864, Tug (Towboat))