ADMIRAL (1883, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
106156
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Miller Bros.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
49
Tonnage (net):
24
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago River near 22nd. St.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
31 Dec 1884
How:
Boiler explosion
Notes:
The boiler exploded while she was trying to dock the barge D.M. WILSON. Pieces of the tug and remains of the crew (3-5) were scattered all over the lumber docks.
History

1884, Dec 31 Boiler explosion.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ADMIRAL (1883, Tug (Towboat))