ZOUAVE (1861, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
28021
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
James M. Jones or B.B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
James M. Jones, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
84'
Beam:
17' 6"
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
108.32
Tonnage (gross):
80.56
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Windsor, Ontario, Detroit River
Date:
24 May 1881
How:
Dismantled, machinery salvaged
History

1862, May 25 Boiler explosion, Windmill Point, outlet of Lake

St.Clair, 4 lives lost

1862 Owned Captain John Sloan, et.al.; raised & brought to port

1863 Lengthened & rebuilt at Detroit, Michigan by S. McDonald,

97 x 19.9 x 7.9', 117 gross tons

1863 Owned R.L. Felcher, Saginaw, Michigan

1863, July 30 Owned Captain C.H. Carey

1864 Owned John Henderson, Detroit

1866 Owned Hackett, et.al., Detroit

1868, April 3 Re-engined, 200hp engine from Locomotive Works

1870 Large repairs, recaulked

1871, March 14 Owned or chartered Northwest Transportation Company,

Detroit

1871, September 5 Owned J.R. Gillet, Detroit

1871, November Damaged in collision with schooner SHERWOOD at mouth of

Detroit River

1873 Owned Gillet, et.al., Detroit

1875, July 27 Broke shaft & lost propeller in about 45 feet water,

Saginaw Bay

1877, May 10 Struck by ferry D.SCOVILLE while laid up at Sombra,

Ontario & sunk

1881, May 24 Raised, towed to Windsor, Ontario; engine & boiler to go

into W.C. Pratt's new steambarge, building at Walkerville

1881, November 30 Enrollment surrendered Port Huron,

Michigan, "wrecked in foreign waters"

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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ZOUAVE (1861, Tug (Towboat))