CITY OF ALPENA (1874, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
125519
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
New Jerusalem, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Charles Ward
Original Owner and Location:
D. Crippen, Alpena, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Build location also given as New Baltimore, MI. by later owner G. Colwell.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
71.5'
Beam:
16.7'
Depth:
10.2'
Tonnage (gross):
76
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1/2 mile off shore, 2 miles north of Alcona, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
9 Aug 1880
How:
Burned to waterline.
Final Cargo:
None.
History

1875, Oct 12 Owned D. Crippen, Alpena, MI.

1876, Oct 10 Collsion with schooner MT. BLANC on Lake Erie.

1879 Owned George W. Colwell, AuSable, MI.

1880, Sep 30 Enrollment surrendered Port Huron, MI; burned, total loss.

1880, Nov 18 Machinery being removed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
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

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CITY OF ALPENA (1874, Tug (Towboat))