MORSE, JAY C. (1867, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
12958
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
George H. Notter
Original Owner:
Lake Superior Towing & Navigation Company
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22" x 24" engine, 350hp, 120rpm by Hodge Iron Works, Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
77.7'
Beam:
17.6'
Depth:
9.4'
Tonnage (net):
63.94
Final Disposition
Date:
  1933
How:
Abandoned.
History

1867, Jul 17 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1867, Jul 17 Struck rock & foundered, one life lost.

1868 Owned at Marquette, MI.

1871 Owned Peter White et al., Marquette.

1876 Owned F.B. Spear, Marquette.

1879 Owned Gillett, Marquette.

1881 Rebuilt, 77.58 x 17.5 x 9.33, 99.51 gross / 69.98 net tons.

1889 Struck boulders offshore & sank near Portage Ship Canal entrance,

Lake Superior; recovered.

1899 Owned Charles Hebard.

1903 New boiler, 6'10" x 13' firebox, 130 pounds steam by James Burt

Iron Works, Houghton, MI.

1909 79.33 x 18.16 x 9.66; 98 gross / 49 net tons.

1918 Rebuilt, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1930 Owned Ford Motor Company, Detroit, MI.

1933 Abandoned & scrapped at Ford Rouge Plant, Detroit.

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

MORSE, JAY C. (1867, Tug (Towboat))
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MORSE, JAY C. (1867, Tug (Towboat))