HAND, GEORGE R. (1881, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
85663
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
C. Gibson & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
George R. Hand, A. Briggs, Austin Hand, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18" x 20" engine, 250hp, 110rpm, Sutton Brothers foundry, 1880.
Dimensions
Length:
60'
Beam:
15.6'
Depth:
8.6'
Tonnage (gross):
34.90
Tonnage (net):
17.45
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Great Lakes Engineering Works Shipyard.
Date:
3 Jan 1908
How:
Fire.
History

1881, Apr Launched.

1884 Owned Albert Briggs, Buffalo, NY.

1889 Rebuilt at Port Huron, MI.

1889, May 8 Owned Charles S. French.

1889, Jun 8 Owned Thomas Nester, Baraga, MI.

1889 Rebuilt at Port Huron.

1890, Sep 3 Owned C.D. Thompson & W.D. Harrow.

1891, May 18 Owned C.B. Curtis.

1908, Jan 3 Burned at Great Lakes Engineering Works Shipyard; dismantled, machinery put into composite tug ECORSE later that year.

1908, Mar 31 Enrollment surrendered at Port Huron; burned, total loss.

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

HAND, GEORGE R. (1881, Tug (Towboat))
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HAND, GEORGE R. (1881, Tug (Towboat))