MERRILL, J.B. (1871, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
75363
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Wolfe & Davidson
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Two 14 x 16" stroke, 200hp at 110rpm engines by Burgh & Sons, Milwaukee, WI.
Dimensions
Length:
54'
Beam:
13'
Depth:
6'
Tonnage (gross):
17
History

1871, Apr Struck pier, Milwaukee, WI.

1876 Owned Starke & Co, Milwaukee.

1880 Reboilered, one firebox boiler, 6 x 12', 80 pounds steam by R. Davis, Milwaukee.

1899 Owned Milwaukee Tug Line, Milwaukee.

1913 Owned Independent Tug Line, Duluth, MN.

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

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MERRILL, J.B. (1871, Tug (Towboat))