MERRICK, M.F. (1873, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
90492
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
22
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co
Original Owner and Location:
Detroit Dry Dock Co, Detroit
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 x 24" engine from Frontier Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 7'8" x 16' boiler, Detroit Dry Dock.
Dimensions
Length:
92'
Beam:
24.42'
Depth:
10.58'
Tonnage (gross):
205.62
Final Disposition
Date:
  1907
How:
Dismantled.
History

1873, May 29 Ran trials at Detroit, designed by S.R. Kirby.

1873, May 30 Enrolled Detroit.

1874 In lumber trade, Alpena, MI - Toledo, OH.

1874, May Arrived Detroit, leaking, with grain.

1875, Sep Collision with propeller ROANOKE near Pigeon Bay, Lake Erie.

1879 Owned Edwards et al, Detroit.

1886 Rebuilt, one deck, 90 x 24.9 x 10.2, 133 gross tons, 77 net tons; re-engined, HPNC, 20 x 24" stroke, 370hp at 90rpm, one firebox boiler 8'6" x 16', 92 pounds steam, built by Love & Schofield, Port Huron, Michigan

1891, Jul 14 Owned C.D. Thompson, Port Huron.

1898, Dec Rescued crew of burning tug SWAIN on St. Mary's River, wihile breaking ice in river.

1904 Owned Union Towing Company, Duluth, MN.

1907 Dismantled, machinery to tug L.C.SABIN.

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

MERRICK, M.F. (1873, Tug (Towboat))
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MERRICK, M.F. (1873, Tug (Towboat))