COMET (1881, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
125978
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Muskegon, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.P. Arnold
Original Owner and Location:
Muskegon Booming Co., Muskegon, MI.
Ownership Notes:
N. McGraft, president.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
66.6'
Beam:
13.9'
Depth:
6.5'
Tonnage (gross):
31.84
Tonnage (net):
15.92
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1/2 mile east of Burlington Point, Two Harbors, MN.
Lake Superior.
Date:
12 Oct 1897
Final Depth:
150 - 180'
How:
Burned.
GPS:
Latitude: 47 00' 47" N Longitude: 91 38' 15" N
Notes:
1897, Dec 31 Documents surrendered.
History

1888 20hp.

1891 Owned Ira O. Smith, Muskegon, MI.

1892, Feb Owned A.C. Mayo (Majo), West Superior or Muskegon, MI.

1892, May 12 Owned Philip Westaway et al, Duluth, MN.

1893, Jul Collision with locomotive.

1897, Oct 12 Burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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COMET (1881, Tug (Towboat))