BUFFALO (1887, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
3367
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
O'Grady & Maher
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 x 22", 320hp @ 120rpm engine, Donaldson & Whitman. 7 x 13' firebox boiler, 110# steam.
Dimensions
Length:
68'
Beam:
17'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
60
Tonnage (net):
30
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Portage River, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
29 Apr 1907
How:
Ice.
Notes:
Foundered after being cut by ice.
History

1890, Apr 3 Enrolled Port Huron, owned A.W. Comstock.

1890, Sep 20 Towed 6,000,000' logs from French River to Tawas; owned Henry Lay, Sandusky.

1891 Sold Inman Tug Lines, Duluth.

1891, May 7 Arrived Duluth

1900 Owned Great Lakes Towing Co.

1907 Declared total loss.

1914 Sold to Jas. Whalen, Port Arthur; never recovered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Lorne Joyce
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

BUFFALO (1887, Tug (Towboat))
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BUFFALO (1887, Tug (Towboat))