FRANK, W. (1891, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
120839
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Wrecking tug.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
60
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Frank W. Gilchrist, Alpena, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
23 x 28", 400hp @ 120rpm engine by King Iron Works, 1891. 8' 6" x 14' @ 140# steam firebox boiler from M. Riter, Boiler Works, 1891.
Dimensions
Length:
74.8'
Beam:
18.6'
Depth:
11.5'
Tonnage (gross):
93
Tonnage (net):
46
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Keating Channel, Toronto, ONT. Lake Ontario
Date:
  1955
How:
Scrapped.
History

1891, May 26 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1899 Absorbed into Great Lakes Towing Co. from Drake & Maytham, Buffalo, NY.

1943 Retired.

1948 Owned H. J. Dixon & Toronto Drydock Co., Toronto, ONT.

1955 Scrapped, Toronto, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Loudon G. Wilson
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

FRANK, W. (1891, Tug (Towboat))
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FRANK, W. (1891, Tug (Towboat))