HANDY BOY (1882, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
95683
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Richard Armstrong, Bay City, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
54'
Beam:
14.5'
Depth:
3.7'
Tonnage (gross):
25
Tonnage (net):
15
Final Disposition
Date:
  1901
How:
Abandoned.
History

1889 Apr 1 Owned Bay Line & Fire Boat Co.

1890, Apr 14 Ran into railroad bridge at East Saginaw, MI, all of her upper works carried away; 30 passengers swept overboard, 4 lives lost.

1892, Sep 11 Passed Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1901, Oct 4 Documents surrendered Port Huron, MI; abandoned.

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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HANDY BOY (1882, Tug (Towboat))