CHICAGO (1882, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
126009
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Len Byron, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18" x 18", 280hp @ 150 engine, Nagle & Wood, Buffalo, 1866. 6'6" x 12'6" firebox boiler @ 125 pounds.
Dimensions
Length:
60'
Beam:
17'
Depth:
8.9'
Tonnage (gross):
40.77
Tonnage (net):
20
Final Disposition
Date:
  1915
How:
Abandoned.
History

1882 Owned Chicago, IL.

1884 Owned Len Byron, Chicago, IL.

1892 Dunham Line; collided with steamer CITY OF CONCORD & sank immediately near Chicago, 2 lives lost.

1899 Owned Dunham Towing Co., Chicago, IL.

1901 Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
Lorne Joyce
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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CHICAGO (1882, Tug (Towboat))