AIKENS, W.J. (1874, Tug (Towboat))
Identification
Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
71247
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Geo. H. Notter
Location of Original Owner:
Toronto
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine & Firebox Boiler from Sutton Brothers, Buffalo. 14", 25" X 18" - engine. 5'6" X 11" Firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
60'
Beam:
15'
Depth:
6.5'
Tonnage (gross):
41.82
Tonnage (net):
25
Final Disposition
Date:
11 Apr 1922
How:
Condemned, register closed.
History

1878 Owned Wm. J. Aikens, Dunville, ONT; registered Toronto, ONT.

1879 Owned Wm. J. Aikens et al, Toronto, ONT.

1882 Owned John Miller, Toronto, ONT.

1898, Jun 9 Owned Joseph Ganley.

1899 Owned Krieg & Co., Collingwood, ONT.

1899, Apr. 27 Owned Herbert Clelland, Collingwood, ONT.

1899, Nov 20 Owned James Murphy, Fort William, ONT.

1900, Apr 23 D.C. Graham & James Murphy.

1901, Jan 14 Lake Superior Towing Co.

1922, Apr 11 Ship condemned some years ago, register closed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Registers
Canadian Sessional Papers
Great Lakes Register
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Public Archives of Canada
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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AIKENS, W.J. (1874, Tug (Towboat))