ALBERTA (1888, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
88247
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Deseronto, ONT
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wm. Evans
Original Owner and Location:
Henry & Jacob Rathbun, Sophiasburg
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Engines made by Polson Iron Works of Toronto, Diameter 8", Stroke 2', 30hp. Centerwheel, not sidewheel.
Dimensions
Length:
65'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
4'
Tonnage (gross):
68
Tonnage (net):
62.06
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Opposite "Prinyers" in the Bay of Quinte.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
21 Jul 1899
Final Depth:
75'
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
Reportedly sunk in 75 ft. of water but wreck identified as her lies in 110 ft. of water. Engines were recovered.
History

1899, Jul 21 Sunk at Pymer's Point, Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
Public Archives of Canada
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ALBERTA (1888, Tug (Towboat))