MARTIN, JOHN (1857, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
12793
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
E.Dailey, Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
101' 4"
Beam:
19' 0.3"
Depth:
9' 0.4"
Tonnage (old style):
169 91/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hope Island, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron
Date:
26 Jul 1890
How:
sank
Notes:
Her stern tube gave out & she foundered in deep water, crew rescued.
History

1857, July 31 Enrolled at Cleveland, Ohio; built as a river tug

1858 In Detroit River Tug Association.

1862 Owned J. Bridges, Detroit.

1863 Owned John Pridgeon, Detroit.

1863 Large repairs.

1863, Jul 10 Recommissioned following repairs after being sunk in collision with schooner NABOB, Lake Huron.

1863, Aug Burned Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron.

1865, April 27 Readmeasured 116 Gross Tons.

1867 Owned M. Hunter, Detroit.

1869 Owned Livingstone & Company, Detroit; rebuilt 126.4 tons.

1871 In collision with tug GEORGE E. BROCKWAY at Point aux Pelee, Lake

Erie, repaired at Detroit.

1873 Owned W. Walker, Detroit.

1875 Owned W. Livingstone, Junior, Detroit; 126 gross tons

1876 Sunk, Detroit River at Amherstburg.

1876 Owned J. Norval, et al, Detroit.

1879 Owned James Lewis, Detroit.

1881 Rebuilt; 132.73 tons, 80.72 net tons.

1884, Oct 6 Aground Middle Island Shoal, Lake Erie.

1885 Owned B. M. Parker, Detroit.

1887 Owned Detroit Dry Dock Company, Detroit

1887 Owned George Hall, Ogdensburg, NY.

1889 Owned C. H. Blakesley, Rochester, NY.

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

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MARTIN, JOHN (1857, Tug (Towboat))