JESSIE HALL screw wooden river tug (C 70288 ex U 13300). 1
883-1909. 56.54 tons gross, 29 net, 83.5’.
Built by Van Slyke & G.H. Notter at Buffalo New York in 1867.
Her first engine was a single-cylinder, 100 hp.
The second engine was a compound fore & aft (Green 1920 said steeple) = 95 indicated horsepower, 120 rated horsepower.
1878 rated B1 and valued at $7,500.
1884 was rated B1.
1884 was rated B1.
1890 was rated A2 and valued at $9,000.
1897 noted required repairs.
1903 value $3,000.
1906 value $1,500.
1908 value $1,000.
1909 Sank Lake Superior, Near Thunderbay

In 1871 Hall & Gardiner of Ogdensburg New York were JESSIE HALL’s owners. The St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. bought her from Buffalo owners and she came to Canadian registry in 1874. She sank on a shoal off Refugee Island in the St. Lawrence River (just above Brockville Ontario) in May of 1878, but was raised by Donnelly (who was working for Calvin & Breck at that point) and taken to Montreal. She was aground again in late July 1878 without damage. She broke her shaft and eccentric in 1879. Large repairs were done in 1880. She was in collision with the American schooner EMERALD (U 36340, 286.77 tons gross), which lost her bowsprit, in October 1880.

This tug was refitted in March 1881 and again in May 1882. She burst her cylinder head four miles below Brockville in June 1883 and the Montreal Transportation Co. tug GLIDE towed her back to Kingston for repairs. JESSIE HALL was rebuilt in 1889 when she got a new boiler and her engine was compounded by the Kingston Locomotive Works.

In 1909 Montreal Transportation Co. sold her to Sault Ste. Marie Ontario owner Thomas Ganley for $2,000. Her 1914 owner was Matthew F. Griffith of Sault Ste. Marie. She was owned by Charles W. Cox of Port Arthur Ontario at least 1915-35. In 1936 her owner was the Pulpwood Co. of Appleton Wisconsin although she was registered in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario. She foundered in Thunder Bay, Lake Superior, on 1 October 1936.

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