FOREST CITY (1875, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
120255
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Thomas Quayle & Sons
Original Owner and Location:
Alva Bradley, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
15 x 18" (2) engines by Globe Iron Works. 6.5' x 14' @ 90# tubular steam boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
69.2'
Beam:
14.2'
Depth:
8.8'
Tonnage (gross):
49.37
Tonnage (net):
24.69
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Cleveland, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
1 Sep 1888
How:
Sunk in collision.
Final Cargo:
None.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with tug JOHN GREGORY in a race for tow of schooner CONSTITUTION. 1888, Sep 20 Pulled to pieces as steamer GLADSTONE tried to pull her into port.
History

1888, Sep 1 Sunk & wrecked, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
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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FOREST CITY (1875, Tug (Towboat))