BROWN, WILLIE (1871, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
80317
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George H. Notter
Original Owner and Location:
Vessel Owners Towing Co., Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14" cylinder by 16" stroke, 180hp at 140rpm engine, Whitman & Co. Buffalo, NY (1871)
Dimensions
Length:
47'
Beam:
13'
Depth:
6'
Tonnage (gross):
19
Tonnage (net):
10
History

1878 Repaired, same owners.

1884 Owned C.B. Curtis, Bay City, MI.

1887, Apr Capsized at shipyard, Bay City; new boiler, 5'6" x 9' from Wildman Bros., Saginaw, MI.

1889, Dec 6 Burned at East Saginaw.

1891, Apr 18 Owned A.C. McLean, Saginaw.

1891, Apr 27 Sunk in Saginaw River.

1899 Owned Bridges & McLean, Saginaw.

1909 Owned Rebecca L. Fletcher, Bay City.

1917 Owned James Davidson, Bay City.

1930 Owned James E. & Edward C. Davidson, Bay City.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Newspaper Clippings
Lorne Joyce
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

BROWN, WILLIE (1871, Tug (Towboat))
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BROWN, WILLIE (1871, Tug (Towboat))