CHALLENGE (1870, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
5905
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
E. Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Chesley Wheeler
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
17
History

1870, Aug Sunk from boiler explosion E. Saginaw, MI; owned George Philcher.

1872, Apr Purchased from Capt. Wright, Detroit, MI, by S.S. Perkins, Saginaw.

1878 Large repairs.

1879 Owned Stewart et. al., Saginaw.

1880, Sep 28 Burned E. Saginaw, MI; rebuilt at Bay City, MI.

1882, Mar 11 Owned M. Stewart, Saginaw; US5905; 58 x 13.2 x 5.2,

17.47 gross / 11.15 net tons.

1887, Jun 17 Worked on tug OSWEGO wreck site, Lake Erie.

1887, Aug 24 Worked on ALGOMA wreck site, Isle Royal.

1892 Last documented, Detroit.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

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CHALLENGE (1870, Tug (Towboat))