MORFORD, T.T. (1884, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
145385
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Miller Brothers
Original Owner and Location:
Dunham Towing & Wrecking Co., Chicago.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Final Disposition
Date:
  1915
How:
Dismantled.
Notes:
Dismantled, Great Lakes Towing.
History

1884, Sep 2 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1895, Oct 26 Boiler exploded Chicago River when towing steamer IONIA with tug O.B.GREEN; 3 lives lost.

1896 Rebuilt by Dunham Towing & Wrecking Co, Chicago; US145717; 71.42 x 19.55 x 12.99', 99 gross / 57 net tons; one hpnc 24 x 28", 420hp @ 140rpm engine by Robert Tarrant, Chicago (1887); one 8'6" x 14', 125# steam firebox boiler by Johnson Brothers, Ferrysburg, MI.

1899 Owned Great Lakes Towing Co, Chicago.

1915 Dismantled.

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

MORFORD, T.T. (1884, Tug (Towboat))
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MORFORD, T.T. (1884, Tug (Towboat))