BRONSON, H.F. (1870, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
141472
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Composite
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.B. Auger
Original Owner and Location:
Montreal Transportation Co., Kingston, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Two 18 x 18" engines, 430hp @ 120rpm. 9'6" x 13'6" firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
92'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (gross):
137
Tonnage (net):
70
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Warner's Island.
Date:
23 Jun 1899
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Crew jumped into water, two drowned.
History

1880 Rebuilt steel chord inside frames.

1899 Owned Montreal Transportation Company.

1899, Jun 23 Burned Warner's Island(?).

1919 Rebuilt; 99.5 x 20.6 x 10', 199 gross / 85 net tons.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
Newspaper Clippings
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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BRONSON, H.F. (1870, Tug (Towboat))