GREGORY, JOHN (1878, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1878
Official Number:
76025
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Green Bay, WI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Gregory
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 x 24" 325hp at 125rpm by Tarrant Engine Works, Chicago. This engine came out of Goodrich Steamer UNION, built in 1861. 7'6" x 14' firebox boiler by Variety Iron Works, Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
80'
Beam:
17'
Depth:
9.3'
Tonnage (gross):
75
Tonnage (net):
46
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Cleveland Harbor.
Lake Erie.
Date:
13 Nov 1904
How:
Capsized.
Notes:
Capsized & sank in gale entering harbor; one life lost. 1899, Mar Wheel sold at auction.
History

1878, Sep 10 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI; used in harbor towing.

1879 Owned Brecklett, Green Bay, WI.

1883, Aug Purchased by Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, WI for wrecking purposes in connection with dry dock.

1887, May 9 Purchased by George Anderson et al, Cleveland Towing Co., Cleveland, OH.

1899 Owned L.P. & J.A. Smith, Cleveland.

1904, Nov 13 Sank.

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

GREGORY, JOHN (1878, Tug (Towboat))
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GREGORY, JOHN (1878, Tug (Towboat))