ERIE (1875, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
135271
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
21 x 25" engine, 300hp, 100rpm by David Bell Engine Works, Buffalo, NY 1876.
Dimensions
Length:
75'
Beam:
16.6'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
57.75
Tonnage (net):
28.87
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Van Buren Point, Near Dunkirk, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
18 May 1899
How:
Stranded.
Notes:
Ran on rocks & sank.
History

1879 Owned Anchor Line, Erie, PA.

1883, Aug 24 Ran into by steam yacht LENA KNOBLOCH in Erie harbor; sank at dock.

1887, Apr Rebuilt & reboilered, Union Dry Dock, Buffalo, NY.

1899 Owned W.H. Hall, Erie, PA.

1899, May 18 Stranded Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Brendon Baillod
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Great Lakes Register
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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ERIE (1875, Tug (Towboat))