|Photographer:||Rudi Rabe [View profile]||Title:||WILLIAM J. DUGAN||Added:||May 16, 2005|
||Great Lakes (Tugs & Barges)|
|Layed, up at Whiskey Island, Cleveland, OH 1980's
Built in 1894 at Buffalo, NY by David Bell as the tug Calumet
The history below is from the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes.
As CALUMET, served as part of North Atlantic Squadron, U.S. Navy, in Spanish-American War, doing coastal patrol duty. Temporarily attached to Third Naval District, New York Division (USCG), during World War I. Returned to U.S. Treasury Dept., August 28, 1919. As JOHN F. DREWS (252202): Caught fire while being towed to Groton, CT, while off New Haven, CT, 1950, in Long Island Sound. Wooden cabins and superstructure burned off. Rebuilt and converted to diesel. On first assignment, while handling a prefabricated tunnel section, sank in Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA. Raised by Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp. derrick MONARCH, this in 1951. In 1952, transferred to work on St. Lawrence Seaway Project.