COLTON, A.W. (1881, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
106025
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
27
Builder Name:
David Bell Steam Engine Works
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
15 & 30 x 26"; 140rpm; Bell Engine Co., Buffalo, NY; 1881.
Dimensions
Length:
81'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
92
Tonnage (net):
48
Final Disposition
Date:
  1945
How:
Abandoned; junked.
History

1883, Sep 6 Sank near foot of Belle Isle, Detroit River; raised & towed to Springwells Drydock.

1887, Apr 12 Owned Thomas Nester, Toledo, OH.

1887, Dec 2 Laid up Marquette, MI for winter.

1898 New firebox boiler; 8'6" x 12'; 180#; Cleveland Ship Building Co., Cleveland, OH.

1899 Owned George Nester, Toledo, OH.

1930 Owned Fabiola Jacques, River Rouge, MI.

1945 Abandoned; junked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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

COLTON, A.W. (1881, Tug (Towboat))
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COLTON, A.W. (1881, Tug (Towboat))