METAMORA (1864, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1864
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
A.M.& R.H. Harmon, L.M. Coe, R. Hackett, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engines Cleveland Cuyahoga Works, Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
121.09'
Beam:
21.35'
Depth:
12.35'
Tonnage (old style):
300 50/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Shawanaga Bay, 25 miles north of Parry Sound. Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.
Date:
29 Sep 1907
How:
Burned.
History

1864, Apr 26 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1865, Apr 26 Readmeasured 120 x 21.35 x 11.6, 155.08 gross tons.

1865, Feb Owned Norris & Neelon, Montreal, QUE; 115 x 39.25 x 10.66, 239 gross / 155net tons.

1866, Oct 16 Seized & released at Detroit for illegal towing.

1867, May Lost smokestack in Lake Erie collision.

1868 Inspected Dalhousie; 208 gross tons, C51668.

1869, Sep Collision, Lake Erie.

1870 Inspected St. Catherines, 239 gross / 151 net tons.

1872 Ran Georgian Bay - Quebec with lumber; overhauled.

1873 Owned Maxwell et al, Montreal.

1873 Owned Thompson et al, Montreal.

1875 Rebuilt; 152 gross tons, new decks, 115 x 39.3 x 10.8'

1880 Towed barges H.BENSON, MORLEY & RUSSELL in Parry Sound & Kingston lumber trade.

1880, Oct 4 Aground Brothers Bar, Lake Ontario; released by LADY FRANKLIN.

1882 Owned Burton & Co, Montreal.

1889 Rebuilt at Port Dalhousie.

1890 Ran Toronto - Garden Island with timber.

1893 Owned Samuel & Martin Burton, Barrie.

1893, May 4 Owned Georgian Bay Wood Supply Co, Barrie.

1895, Feb 4 Owned James Playfair et al, Midland, ONT.

1901 Owned Midland Tug & Wrecking Co, James Playfair, President,

Midland.

1907, Sep 29 Burned, Lake Huron.

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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METAMORA (1864, Tug (Towboat))