CROWELL, W.R. (1875, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
80531
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Gibson & Craig
Original Owner and Location:
Frank Perew, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
74'
Beam:
17.1'
Depth:
8.3'
Tonnage (gross):
57
Tonnage (net):
27
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile off Michigan City, IN.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
3 Dec 1893
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Lost effort to salvage steamer FRANK W. WHEELER; crew rescued by tug T.T. MORFORD. 1895, Jun Wreck located by fishermen.
History

1879 Owned Fortier & Perew, Buffalo, NY.

1881 Owned James Dempsey, Manistee, MI.

1893, Dec 3 Foundered, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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

CROWELL, W.R. (1875, Tug (Towboat))
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CROWELL, W.R. (1875, Tug (Towboat))