SUMNER, ALANSON (1872, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
105155
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Goble & McFarland
Original Owner and Location:
Paige & Dobbie, Oswego, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
Propulsion Notes:
20, 38 x 32 engine by Trout (King Iron Works), Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
127'
Beam:
24.2'
Depth:
11.1'
Tonnage (gross):
207
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake St. Clair.
Date:
  1899
How:
Sunk.
History

1884 Owned Mary Snow, Oswego, New York; burned at dock in Oswego, cabins burned to deckline; rebuilt.

1885 In passenger service, Lake Superior, between Port Arthur, ONT & Duluth, MN.

1886 New boiler from Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, Michigan, 12' x 12'.

1888 Damaged at Duluth by steamer F.W.WHEELER, run into while at dock.

1889 Owned F.W. Gilchrist, Alpena, MI.

1889, Jun 11 Vessel stranded; saved.

1891 Owned Howard Towing Co, Port Huron.

1892 Owned A.D. Bennett, Port Huron.

1894 Owned H.N. Loud, Au Sable, MI.

1896 Owned Henry W. Botsford, Port Huron; converted to a steam barge, new engine.

1897 Owned A.R. Cole, Port Huron.

1899 Owned D.M. Smith, St. Clair, MI.

1899, May 26 Documents surrendered at Port Huron, "sunk in Lake St.Clair".

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

SUMNER, ALANSON (1872, Tug (Towboat))
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SUMNER, ALANSON (1872, Tug (Towboat))