MOCKING BIRD (1873, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
90530
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: River tug.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Archibald S. Stewart
Original Owner and Location:
Captain Frank Moffatt et al., Port Huron
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
21, 40 x 36", 280hp engine, Cuyahoga steam furnace Co, Cleveland, OH (1873). 6.5 x 16', 100# steam firebox boilers, Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co.(1873).
Dimensions
Length:
123.4'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
8.5'
Tonnage (gross):
142.54
Final Disposition
Date:
30 Jun 1918
How:
Abandoned.
History

1873, Jul 17 Enrolled Port Huron; Detroit & St. Clair River tug; towed vessels between Lakes Huron & Erie.

1882 Sunk in collision with tug GLADIATOR, Detroit River opposite Walkerville.

1882, Jun 30 Rebuilt to 177.76 gross / 113.42 net tons.

1882, Jun 8 Machinery disabled; towed to Detroit drydock by tug FRANK MOFFAT for repairs.

1883, Dec Broke machinery, Lake Huron at White Rock.

1885, Nov 24 Owned D.N. Runnels, Port Huron, MI; 177.76 gross tons.

1886, Mar 16 Owned James Reid, St. Ignace, MI.

1886, May 16 Engine compounded, 21, 38 x 36" 475hp, 85rpm.

1887, Apr 30 Hull & cabins repainted.

1887, May 29 Broke wheel, Saginaw River; repaired.

1888 Leaking, ran ashore at Presque Isle, Lake Huron.

1890, Jul 12 Burned at Cheboygan, MI.

1890 Rebuilt, 123.4 x 23 x 8.5'.

1890, Nov 22 Owned William A. Young.

1890, Dec 13 Owned Michigan Log Towing Co, Bay City, MI.

1905 Owned Davidson Steam Ship Co, Duluth, MN.

1906 - 17 Owned G. A. Tomlinson, Duluth.

1918, May 2 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

MOCKING BIRD (1873, Tug (Towboat))
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MOCKING BIRD (1873, Tug (Towboat))