WILCOX, O. (1869, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
19289
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James M. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Trowbridge, Wilcox & Company, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26 x 36" stroke engine from Hodge & Christie, Detroit, Michigan 20 x 8' boiler from Desotelle & Hutton
Dimensions
Length:
138'
Beam:
22' 6"
Depth:
12' 4"
Tonnage (gross):
159
Final Disposition
Final Location:
12 miles off Tawas Point, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
29 Aug 1893
Final Depth:
30 fathoms
How:
Storm
Notes:
Sprang a leak in storm, quickly foundered & sank No loss of life
History

1869, June 5 Enrolled Detroit, very large tug built to tow log rafts

from Lake Huron & tow river traffic

1870, August On wrecking expedition to Lake Superior, to raise

propeller ONTANAGON, sunk above Sault Ste. Marie

1875 Owned Livingstone, Detroit

1876 Rebuilt, "housed in"; readmeasured 193 gross tons

1879 Owned Cheesbrough, Detroit

1881 Large repairs

1884 Large repairs; readmeasured 193.14 gross/113.67 net tons

1893 Owned T. Hurley, et.al., Detroit

1893, September 1 Documents surrendered at Detroit; "foundered, total

loss"

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

WILCOX, O. (1869, Tug (Towboat))
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WILCOX, O. (1869, Tug (Towboat))