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  • Tug
  • 10ffw 3m
  • 68ft Length
  • Bay Village OH, Lake Erie
  • 41 29.576     81 56.431

Chronological History #

  • 1882, Sep Launched at Saugatuck, MI, built for towing at Chicago, IL.
  • 1888 Owned Thomas Axworthy, Cleveland, OH.
  • 1888, Apr 23 Caught fire off Dover Bay, west of Cleveland & burned to the waters edge.

MURPHY, PADDY (1882, Tug (Towboat))IDENTIFICATIONYear of Build:1882Official Number:150271CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIPBuilt at:Saugatuck, MIVessel Type:Tug (Towboat)Hull Materials:WoodBuilder Name:John B. MartelOriginal Owner and Location:Patrick Murphy & Henry Gilman, Chicago, IL.POWERPropulsion:ScrewDIMENSIONSLength:68.8’Beam:17.4’Depth:8.9’Tonnage (gross):42.21FINAL DISPOSITIONFinal Location:Dover Bay, Cleveland Area.
Lake Erie.Date:23 Apr 1888How:Burned.Notes:Burned while towing in schooner REPUBLIC to Lorain, OH.

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