ARBUTUS (1887, Tug (Towboat))
Identification
Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
92642
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wallaceburg, ONT
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wm J. McDonnell (McDonald)
Original Owner and Location:
Wm Patterson, Wallaceburg, ONT
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
12 x 14" engine built by Parkinson & Delgarno, Chatham.
Dimensions
Length:
63'
Beam:
14.8'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
49.49
Tonnage (net):
33.65
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Dear Park, MI about 10 miles northeast of Grand Marais.
Lake Superior.
Date:
24 Nov 1921
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Illegal liquor.
Notes:
Enroute from Marquette to Canadian Soo; no casualties.
History

1891, Dec 02 Burned, Wallaceburg, ONT dock; owned William Patterson.

1903 Transferred to Owen Sound.

c1920 Owned Marin Tug Co., Fort William, ONT.

1920, Nov 22 Seized Eagle Harbor, MI by US Customs for carrying liquor; taken to Marquette. Released to Canadian bank holding morgage, sold to (E.) A. Fader, Ft William.

1921, Nov 24 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Great Lakes Register
Newspaper Clippings
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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ARBUTUS (1887, Tug (Towboat))