CASTLE, W.B. (1862, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
26860
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
A. Harmon et al., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
112.01'
Beam:
20.95'
Depth:
10.07'
Tonnage (old style):
218 93/95
History

1862, Apr 19 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1865 Readmeasured 107 gross tons.

1867 Owned R.J. Hackett, Detroit, MI.

1868 Repaired & modernized.

1868, Oct 15 Enroute from Saginaw, MI with 11 barges in tow.

1870, Jun 16 Burst cylinder near St. Clair, MI.

1871 Rebuilt Detroit, double-decked; 114.5 x 20.5 x 11; 172.77 gross/110.55 net tons; owned Eagle Transit Co., Detroit.

1872, Sep 17 Broke shaft on Lake St. Clair.

1872, Nov 12 Owned Philo E. Wright, Detroit.

1879, Apr 4 Owned A.N. Moffatt, Port Huron, MI.

1879, May 15 Machinery disabled.

1882 26.5" x 26" low pressure engine; 8' x 20', 70# boiler.

1883, May Moffat Tug Line.

1883, Dec 5 Upper works burned at Port Huron.

1887, Apr 23 Owned Henry Howard, Bay City, MI.

1888 275hp engine.

1889, Jun 24 Owned Howard Towing Association.

1892 Owned A.D. Bennett, Port Huron.

1894, Mar 19 Owned B.B. Inman, Duluth, MN; used for towing boom sticks and log rafts.

1897, Apr 22 Owned Mary R. Inman, Duluth.

1897, Dec Caught in ice at Houghton, MI.

1898, Nov 30 Fire at Duluth.

1901 20 & 40 x 30" steeple engine, Cuyahoga Engine Works; 9 x 15' firebox boiler.

1903 525hp engine.

1904 Owned R.P. Thompson, Port Huron.

1905, Sep 18 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; owned William Schaefer, St Clair, MI; 124 gross / 49 net tons.

1905, Sep 18 Collision with ROBERT HOLLAND on Detroit River above Belle Island & sank; machinery salvaged.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

CASTLE, W.B. (1862, Tug (Towboat))
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CASTLE, W.B. (1862, Tug (Towboat))