ALBION (1868, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
1881
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Pentwater, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Hull mostly northern pine.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Foster
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Mears, Lincoln, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
51'
Beam:
15'
Depth:
7.5'
Tonnage (gross):
34
Final Disposition
Date:
  1891
Notes:
"Passed out 1891".
History

May have been built 1866 & listed as schooner.

1869-70 Received boiler & engine at Chicago.

1871, Apr 14 Ashore near Pentwater, MI.

1876 34-ton tug, owned C. Mears.

1878 Rebuilt.

1882 Owned Pardee & Co., Chicago, IL.

1884 Owned John R. Cook, Ludington, MI.

1885 51 x 15 x 7.5; 34.61 gross tons, 17.31 net tons.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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ALBION (1868, Tug (Towboat))