EMERALD (1862, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
8253
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Algonac, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Charles Hinman
Original Owner and Location:
Abram & S.L. Smith, Algonac, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14" x 15" engine, Murphy Iron Works, Detroit, MI. 8 1/2' x 18' boiler, J & T McGregor, Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
143' 9"
Beam:
22'
Depth:
9' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
249 40/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ashland, WI. Lake Superior
Date:
9 Sep 1902
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Later moved to Red Cliff Bay.
History

1862, Mar Launched.

1862, Jun 7 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1863, Sep 26 Disabled machinery, St. Clair River; towed by steamer FOX.

1865 Readmeasured 146.5' x 14.4' x 8.8', 189 gross tons.

1866, May 11 Owned Warner E. Deal, et al, Winona (West Bay City), MI; towed logs in Saginaw Bay & River.

1867, Aug 31 Owned Henry W. Sage, et al, West Bay City; 189.89 gross tons, 159.35 net tons.

1875 Rebuilt by William Crosthwaite & Co., Bay City; 144' x 22.5' x 9', 215.6 gross tons.

1878, Jul 10 Owned Dean Savage, Albany & William H. Sage, New York, NY.

1879, May 8 Owned William Mitchell & Benjamin Boutell, Bay City.

1880, Aug Aground, Vail's Shoal, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

1887 Owned Cornelius D. Flynn & John A. Howard, Duluth, MN; excursion steamer.

1888, Mar 26 Owned Lizzie J. Brower et al, Holland, MI; open upper deck installed, new cabins.

1890, Nov General rebuild & overhaul by Williams, Daugherty, & Upham, Duluth.

1891, May 26 Owned W.R. Durfree, Ashland, WI; towed logs on Chequamegon Bay.

1891, May 19 Blew plate out of boiler.

1891, Nov 7 Attempted salvage of PEWABIC, one lost.

1892, May 6 Salvage attempt on PEWABIC.

1902, Mar 9 Abandoned, Ashland, WI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
F. E. Hamilton
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
U. S. Merchant Vessels
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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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