FERN (1883, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
120527
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Algonac, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Arthur Hemenger
Original Owner and Location:
Arthur Hemenger, Algonac, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Dimensions
Length:
64.6'
Beam:
18.2'
Depth:
6.2'
Tonnage (gross):
48
Tonnage (net):
35
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Eagle River, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
28 Jun 1901
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Salvaged gear.
Notes:
Hit by sudden storm while working in shallow water on wreck of propeller COLORADO; loss of all 5 lives.
History

1883, Jun 4 Owned L. Sicken, Marine City, MI.

1884, Nov Owned Arthur Heminger; ashore Crawford's Quarry, Lake Huron, MI.

1894 Aground Eagle River Reef while salvaging.

1897, Sep 3 Collision with schooner PORTER while stationed at Cochester Light, working on sunken steamer GRAND TRAVERSE.

1899, May 29 Ashore, Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron.

1901, Jun 28 Foundered.

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
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
Loudon G. Wilson
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

FERN (1883, Tug (Towboat))
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FERN (1883, Tug (Towboat))