MORTON, HAMILTON (1854, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
26249
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Square stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Collyer
Master Carpenter:
Samuel L. Collyer
Original Owner and Location:
William J. Farrell, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine built Franklin Works, Albany, NY, 1854. Boiler built Starks & Pruyn, Albany, NY, 1854.
Dimensions
Length:
91' 9"
Beam:
19'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
144 55/95
Final Disposition
Date:
  1869
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1871, Mar 14 Registry closed. 1875, Sep 27 Efforts to raise hull.
History

1854, Sep 15 Owned David Nickles, William Whitcomb, & James Armstrong, Detroit, MI; used to tow on St. Clair Flats.

1854, Nov 18 Owned John Owen, Detroit & Edward Darley, Cleveland, OH.

1857, Oct 17 Owned John M. Isaacs, Cleveland.

1857, Dec 9 Owned Norton M. Strong, Detroit.

1858, Aug 25 Owned John Pridgeon, Detroit; repaired & overhauled.

1858, Nov 12 Burned & sank in Detroit River; abandoned.

1860, Apr Hull raised to be rebuilt.

1862, Feb 14 New 16' X 92" boiler by J.& T. McGregor.

1863 Rebuilt & lengthened by J.L. Wolverton (or J.M.Jones); 227 old style tons; new engine; owned Pridgeon & Muir; renamed W.K. (OR R.) MUIR; US26249.

1864, Mar 20 Owned Thomas Harbottle, Hamilton, ONT; C46266.

1865 Owned William Hendrie, Hamilton; 124 gross tons.

1866, Apr 25 Re-enrolled as US26249; owned John Pridgeon, Detroit.

1867, Sep 18 Boiler exploded near Pt. Huron on St. Clair River; 8 killed; raised & rebuilt.

1868, Mar 28 Owned Capt. Jas. & Wm. Porter et al; 125.8 gross tons.

1869 Abandoned.

1871, Mar 14 Registry closed.

1875, Sep 27 Efforts made to raise hull.

1877-78 Owned William Hendrie, Hamilton; C46226; 110.3 X 19.5 X 8.5; 123 gross / 83 net tons.

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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MORTON, HAMILTON (1854, Tug (Towboat))