JOHNSON, L.B. (1868, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
15303
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Frederickson, Miller & Burns
Original Owner and Location:
F.A. & L. B. Johnson, Chicago, IL.
Ownership Notes:
Frank Green, Andrew Green.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20" x 22" high pressure engine by F.W. Wheeler & Co., West Bay City, MI. 12 1/2 x 6 firebox boiler, Excelsior Boiler Works.
Dimensions
Length:
60.8'
Beam:
15.3'
Depth:
8.1'
Tonnage (gross):
38.54
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Fairport, OH,
Lake Erie.
Date:
2 May 1907
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Abandoned in storm after springing leak.
History

1868, Apr Launched.

1868 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1871 Owned Green & Johnson, Chicago.

1876 Owned J. Cox, Chicago.

1879 Owned J. Byron et al, Chicago.

1887 Owned Byron & Gorman, Chicago.

1896, Nov 13 Tripped on towline of steamer V.H. KETCHUM & sank near mouth of Chicago Harbor; crew saved.

1890 Owned Jacob Johnson.

1897 Owned Dunham Towing Co., Chicago.

1906 Owned Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, OH; listed 42 gross / 21 net tons.

1907, May 2 Wrecked, Lake Erie.

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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JOHNSON, L.B. (1868, Tug (Towboat))