MENTOR (1868, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
17573
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lafrinier & Drake
Original Owner and Location:
Joseph Gregory, Lake Linden, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
15" X 16" engine, 64 hp by G.W. Tifft & Co, Buffalo, NY. 7.5' X 14' firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
54.2'
Beam:
14.2'
Depth:
6.2'
Tonnage (gross):
29.47
Tonnage (net):
14.74
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Duluth, MN.
Lake Superior.
Date:
12 Oct 1918
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Burned at dock during forest fire.
History

1868 Enrolled Cleveland.

1876 Owned J.S. & Co, Saugatuck, MI.

1879 Owned Portage Lake & Lake Superior Ship Canal Co, Houghton, MI.

1881 Enrolled Marquette, MI, US17684, owned Joseph Gregory, Lake Linden, MI.

1890, Dec 27 Heavily covered by ice from waves while at Gregory's dock, Lake Linden, capsized & sank.

1898, Jun 24 Owned Calumet & Hecla Mining Co, Calumet, MI.

1905 Owned S.A. McElroy et al, Duluth, MN.

1906 Owned Northern Dredge Co, Duluth.

1918, Oct 12 Burned at dock in forest fire, Duluth.

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

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MENTOR (1868, Tug (Towboat))