BROCKWAY, GEORGE E. (1867, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
10666
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.C. Leighton
Original Owner and Location:
James Meffat & John Botsford, Port Huron, MI
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
27" x 30", 440hp @ 85rpm engine, Cuyahoga Furnace Co., Cleveland, 1867.
Dimensions
Length:
112.4'
Beam:
20.8'
Depth:
10.2'
Tonnage (gross):
164
Final Disposition
Date:
  1911
How:
Abandoned.
History

One of large Detroit & St. Clair River tugs taking sailing vessels Lake Huron - Lake Erie.

1867, Jun 8 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1868 Repaired & outfitted for wrecking operations out of Port Huron.

1870, Nov 25 Ashore on Canadian shore near Port Huron.

1871, Mar Rebuilt; housed in for rafting.

1871, Apr Aground at St. Clair flats.

1871, Jul Collision with JOHN MARTIN at Pt. aux Pelee, ONT; repaired at Fitzgerald & Leighton yard, Port Huron.

1873 Owned G.E. Brockway, Port Huron.

1879 Owned Moore et al, Detroit, MI.

1881, Jun 16 Owned Ludington Lumber Co.; used in towing lumber scows Ludington - Chicago.

1882 Reboilered; 9.5 x 16' firebox boiler, M.Riter, Buffalo.

1883, Oct Laid up.

1889, Mar 22 Owned C.D. Thompson, Port Huron.

1906 Owned Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, OH.

1910 Rebuilt.

1911 Abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Lorne Joyce
Loudon G. Wilson
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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BROCKWAY, GEORGE E. (1867, Tug (Towboat))