ANDERSON, BOB (1862, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
2040
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Ira Lafrinier
Original Owner and Location:
H. J. & R. K. Winslow, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
375hp @ 115 rev engine, Cuyahoga Furnace Co.
Dimensions
Length:
100'
Beam:
19.3'
Depth:
11.1'
Tonnage (old style):
175 73/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cederville, MN.
North Shore Lake Superior.
Date:
5 Aug 1899
Final Depth:
90'
How:
Burned.
GPS:
Latitude: 90 deg. 41" 5"W Longitude: 47 deg 46' 20" N
Notes:
Total loss; some account of burning Grand Marais, MN., Jul 29, 1899.
History

1862, May 23 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1862, Nov 19 H. N. Strong & J. W. Strong, Detroit, MI.

1865 Detroit readmeasured 102 x 18 x 10; 123.38 gross tons.

1866, May 4 John Demass & John J. Bagley, Detroit, MI.

1868, Jul 21 Enrolled Detroit John Demass & John W. Strong; US21198.

1870 Large repairs; new decks & beams.

1870, Apr 20 John Demass, Detroit, MI.

1872, Jun 29 Broke cylinder head St. Clair River.

1872, Oct 3 Rough damage Lake Huron, losing smoke stack & damaging cabin.

1872, Dec 2 Deserted by captain in storm; rescued.

1880, Apr 27 Home port, Detroit, MI; rebuilt 100 x 19 x 11; 117.77 gross tons, 160.26 net tons; reboilered 9'.8" x 17'.10" Globe firebox boiler.

1887, Jun 10 John Demass Jr., Detroit, MI.

1888 Enrolled Detroit; same owner; 200 horsepower.

1890 River tug, 118 gross tons; repaired.

1892 J. Demass Estate, Detroit, MI.

1893, May 8 Owned B. B. Inman, Duluth, MN.

1893, Jun 17 Enrolled Duluth; same owner 24 x 30 engine.

1893, Sep 27 Used in raising MOWATT.

1894 Modified, "ginger bread" pilothouse removed & modern one put on; cabin extended 4' aft.

1897, Apr 7 Inman Tug Co., B. B. Inman, President.

1897, Apr 11 Receiving steam steerers, fitted with new pilothouse & rail; deck repaired.

1899, Aug 5 Burned at Colville, MN, north shore Lake Superior; total loss.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

ANDERSON, BOB (1862, Tug (Towboat))
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ANDERSON, BOB (1862, Tug (Towboat))