MAGNET (1856, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
16318
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Jesse Hoyt Shipyard
Master Carpenter:
Malcom Smith & S.R. Kirby
Original Owner and Location:
C.B. Mott, East Saginaw, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by Detroit Locomotive Works.
Dimensions
Length:
141' 8"
Beam:
24'
Depth:
7' 4"
Tonnage (old style):
235 63/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Middle Sister Island.
Lake Erie.
Date:
12 Sep 1900
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound for Marine City, foundered in storm; crew rescued by steamer FRANK E. KIRBY.
History

1856, Sep 25 Enrolled Detroit, MI; log rafting tug ran Saginaw, MI - Port Colborne.

1859, Nov 11 Collision with BELL SEYMOUR, East Saginaw.

1861 Towed log rafts with tug OSWEGO.

1862 Ran Saginaw - Buffalo, NY.

1863 Owned Home Insurance Co, NY; rebuilt Bidwell shipyard, Buffalo as sidewheeler 143.1 x 24.4 x 10.1', 333 gross tons, vertical beam 33 x 120" engine by Fletcher, Harrison & Co; one tubular boiler 8 x 18', 40 pounds steam, 28' sidewheels, used for salvage & wrecking.

1863, Aug Sunk at Buffalo, Lake Erie.

1864 Rebuilt.

1866, Jun Collision with bark CLEVELAND, Milwaukee River.

1871, Mar 18 Owned B.F. Drake, Cleveland, OH.

1874 Rebuilt.

1877, Feb Owned Alvah Bradley, Cleveland; converted to sloop barge; machinery to GRACE MCMILLAN; carried coal & stone, Lake Erie.

1888 Converted to schooner barge Port Huron, MI; owned William Springer.

1889, May 26 Owned P.S. Geel, Port Huron.

1890 Rebuilt Dunfort & Alverson, Port Huron.

1890, Jun 5 Owned W.E. Rice, Port Huron.

1892, Jun 2 Sunk by collision with schooner GLENORA while in tow of steambarge RHODA STEWART.

1898 Towed by RHODA STEWART with WILLIAM BRAKE & GOLDEN RULE.

1900, Sep 12 Foundered, Lake Erie.

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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MAGNET (1856, Tug (Towboat))