ALVA B. (1890, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
106738
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
54
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Vessel Owner's Towing Co., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22" x 24", 425 hp @ 120 rpm non-condensing engine. 8'2" x 15', 140# firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
73.5'
Beam:
18.42'
Depth:
10.5'
Tonnage (gross):
83
Tonnage (net):
41
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Avon Point, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
8 Nov 1917
How:
Foundered, no lives lost.
Notes:
Reportedly had lain for some time Sandusky, OH & had dried out. Propeller displayed Avon Lake.
History

1898 Sunk by steamer CITY OF DETROIT, Cleveland, OH, raised &repaired.

1899 Owned Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, OH.

1914 Owned H.S. Kerbaugh, Inc., Buffalo, NY.

1917 Owned American Towing Co., Buffalo, NY.

1917, Nov 1 Stranded 22 miles west of Cleveland, OH.

1917, Nov 8 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Lorne Joyce
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

ALVA  B. (1890, Tug (Towboat))
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ALVA B. (1890, Tug (Towboat))