BRUCE, B. F. (1852, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Round Stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Laveyea & Co.
Master Carpenter:
John Chapman
Original Owner and Location:
John Chapman & George W. Tifft, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
110'
Beam:
20.5'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
168 63/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
off Pt. Stanley.
Lake Erie.
Date:
9 Aug 1862
How:
Burned & beached.
History

1853, Apr 8 Owned Charles H. Carey & J. S. Whipple, Detroit, MI.

1854 Employed at Flats.

1855, Oct Collided with schooner REPUBLIC in St. Clair River.

1858 - 59 In Detroit River Tug Association.

1860, Apr 28 Owned George H. Parker, Detroit; holed & beached below Bay City, MI.

1860, May 4 Drydocked, Detroit.

1861, Mar 20 Owned H. G. Blanchard, New Baltimore, MI.

1862 Rebuilt as passenger & freight propeller to run Detroit - New Baltimore in place of ARIEL.

1862, Aug 7 Owned Rood & Trowbridge, Detroit.

1862, Aug 9 Burned.

1863, Apr 4 Engine in tug GEO. H. PARKER.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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BRUCE, B. F. (1852, Tug (Towboat))