FIELD, A. S. (1853, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
L. Lavayea
Original Owner and Location:
Keeler & Butterfield, Toledo, OH.
Ownership Notes:
Seymour C. Keeler & George L. Butterfield.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
93'
Beam:
17'
Depth:
7' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
115 22/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit, MI.
Date:
6 Jul 1860
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Sunk as result of boiler explosion at dock; 5 of 7 lives lost; raised & abandoned.
History

1853, Mar 26 Launched.

1853, Mar 29 Enrolled Toledo, OH.

1857, Jul 30 Owned Richard G. Evans & Stephen B. Grummond, Detroit, MI.

1858 Member Detroit River Tug Association with 13 other vessels.

1859, Mar 7 Collided with ferry GEM, Detroit River; GEM suffered damage to wheelhouse.

1860, Jul 6 Sunk, Detroit.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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FIELD, A. S. (1853, Tug (Towboat))