MCARTHUR (1877, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1877
Official Number:
72586
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Portsmouth, ONT
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
George Chaffey & Brothers
Master Carpenter:
J.W. Pierce
Original Owner and Location:
Collins Bay Rafting Co., Kingston, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
103'
Beam:
24.6'
Depth:
8.1'
Tonnage (gross):
169
Tonnage (net):
77
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Collins Bay, 8 miles west of Kingston, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
25 Apr 1890
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Wrecking machinery.
Notes:
Caught fire while raising propeller ARMSTRONG.
History

1882 211 gross ton.

1883, Sep 15 At Port Burwell, ONT with one shaft broken.

1887, Mar 28 Rebuilt, raised 18" aft & 12" forward, new deck frame & top sides; to have one of the largest pumps in America on board, 6 - 8,000 tons water per hour, driven by her engine.

1890, Apr 25 Burned, Lake Ontario; owned W. Leslie et al, Kingston, ONT.

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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MCARTHUR (1877, Tug (Towboat))