DUNCAN CITY (1883, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
157096
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Rand & Burger
Built on Bottom of:
GEORGE W. WOOD; US10215
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Dimensions
Length:
77.5'
Beam:
19.8'
Depth:
9.2'
Tonnage (gross):
77.16
Tonnage (net):
38.58
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Rogers City, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1920
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1927, May 27 Documents surrendered, unfit for service.
History

Also described as built at Grand Haven, MI.

1889 131 gross tons, 92 net tons.

1890, Sep 8 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; owned Ephraim Smith; lengthened 25 feet at Woverine dry dock, Port Huron, MI; rebuilt 104' 4" x 18' 5" x 9' 3"; 179 gross / 89 net tons; HPC engine by Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI.

1900, May Owned Pankratz Lumber Co, Sturgeon Bay, WI.

1913 Rebuilt; 18 + 36 x 26, 250hp steeple compound engine by Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI; 9' x 15' firebox boiler.

1920 Abandoned Rogers City, MI; 107.5 x 18.42 x 9.16', 112 gross / 45 net tons.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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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DUNCAN CITY (1883, Tug (Towboat))