SPORT (1873, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
115152
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Iron frames with steel plates One of the early steel hulled vessels on the Lakes
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Frank E. & Fitz A. Kirby
Original Owner and Location:
Eber B. Ward, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18 x 20" engine
Dimensions
Length:
57'
Beam:
14'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
45
Tonnage (net):
23
Final Disposition
Final Location:
2.5 miles southeast of Lexington, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
13 Dec 1920
Final Depth:
49 feet
How:
Foundered in 50 mph gale
History

1875 Owned J.Foley, et.al., Ludington, Michigan

1880, April New wood deck & upper works, boiler & engine overhauled

1883 Engine rated at 40hp

1884 Owned Robert Caswell, Ludington

1886 Dimension change 56.7 x 14 x 9'

1888 Owned James Foley, Ludington

1889, December Reboilered by Davies Boiler Works, Ludington

1891 Repaired

1894 Owned J.H. Parsons, Grand Haven, Michigan

1894 Owned James Foley, Ludington

1895 Engine rated 20hp

1895, April Rudder broken, replaced with wooden rudder

1896 Owned Warren A. Cartier, Ludington

1902 Owned E.R. Swett, Ludington

1904 Owned Warren A. Cartier, Ludington

1907 Owned George R. Cartier, Ludington

1910 Owned Cartier Lumber Company, Ludington

1913 Drydocked Marine City, minor repairs

1918, May 21 Owned Robert R. Thompson, Port Huron, Michigan

1920, December 13 Sank, Lake Huron

1921, March 31 Enrollment surrendered

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

SPORT (1873, Tug (Towboat))
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SPORT (1873, Tug (Towboat))