WELCOME (1876, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1876
Official Number:
80582
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Starke Brothers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 x 26" engine by Filer & Stowell, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 425hp, 110rpm 8.5 x 14', 140 pounds steam firebox boiler
Dimensions
Length:
82'
Beam:
17'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (gross):
56.65
Tonnage (net):
28.33
Final Disposition
Date:
  1906
How:
Dismantled
Notes:
Rebuilt as tug GEORGE T. NELLES (US202925)
History

1890 Owned Miles Barry, Independent Tug Boat Line, Chicago, Illinois

1890, June 25 Reported blown up near Racine, Wisconsin

1894 Reboilered

1898, July 21 Damaged in collision with package freighter GERMAN at

pier, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1900 Owned Dunham Towing Company, Chicago

1902 Owned Great Lakes Towing Company, Chicago

1906 Owned L.P. & J.A. Smith, Cleveland, Ohio

1906 Dismantled

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

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WELCOME (1876, Tug (Towboat))