MILLS, MERRILL I. (1867, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
17610
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Wrecker; single stack.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
D. McDole
Original Owner and Location:
Particia E. Kean, Marine City
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
121.8'
Beam:
20.3'
Depth:
10.8'
Tonnage (gross):
152.44
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Sand Beach, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
10 May 1873
Final Depth:
90'
How:
Sank.
Notes:
Holed & sank in collision with bark UNA DILLA; crew rescued by tug QUAYLE; efforts to salvage in 1893 & 1895 unsuccessful.
History

1867, Jul Launched Algonac; completed Stewart McDonald Shipyard, Detroit; named for current Detroit mayor.

1867, Aug 13 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1868, Apr 5 Owned N.A. Kean, Detroit.

1869, Nov 4 Owned P.E. Kean, Marine City, MI.

1871 Owned M.B. Kean, Detroit.

1871, Jul 20 Broke shaft, Sandwich Point, Detroit River.

1872, Jul Rescued disabled steam barge HENRY HOWARD; took to Buffalo, NY.

1872, Sep Lost tow of barge IRON CITY in gale.

1873, May 10 Sank, Lake Huron.

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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MILLS, MERRILL I. (1867, Tug (Towboat))