SMITH, HI (1873, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
95296
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Carroll Brothers
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16 x 16" stroke engine.
Dimensions
Length:
54'
Beam:
13.8'
Depth:
6'
Tonnage (gross):
21
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Tecumseh Reef.
Lake Erie.
Date:
 Nov 1878
How:
Storm.
Final Cargo:
Towing lighter.
Notes:
Went on rocks & sunk; went to pieces in storm; 1 man missing.
History

1873 Repaired.

1876 Owned George Hand et al, Buffalo, NY; sunk in Buffalo Harbor; raised by tugs NIAGARA & BILL MOORE.

1878 Owned Thomas Matham, Buffalo.

1878, Nov Sunk in storm.

1878, Dec 17 Documents surrendered Buffalo; wrecked, total loss.

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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SMITH, HI (1873, Tug (Towboat))