FASHION (1889, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
120772
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Joseph, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Or excursion vessel.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Ryan
Original Owner:
Ida Brower
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
64.2'
Beam:
16.3'
Depth:
7.3'
Tonnage (gross):
48
Tonnage (net):
26
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Duluth, MN.
Date:
  1940
How:
Abandoned.
History

1889, Aug 9 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1896, Apr Sprang a leak & beached by Tobico Bay, near Bay City, MI.

1903, Nov While dredging a reservior for Bay City Dredging Co., struck a sunken pile & sank.

1920 Rebuilt 64'2" x 16'3" x 8'2", 48 gross / 26 net tons; Montague Iron Works high-pressure engine, 14" x 17"; one scotch boiler from National Boiler Works, Chicago, IL (1889), 6'6" x 9', 125# steam.

1930 Owned Marine Iron & Ship Building Co., Duluth, MN.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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

FASHION (1889, Tug (Towboat))
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FASHION (1889, Tug (Towboat))