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Julian V. O'Brien (Tug), C103580, scuttled, 1 Sep 1936


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Tug JULIAN V. O'BRIEN. built Buffalo 1888 by the Union Dry Dock Co. Owned by O. & A. T. Co. Home port, Oscoda. Value, $12,000. Class A 1.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register, 1890
     

Steam screw JULIAN V. O'BRIEN. U. S. No. 76755. Of 57.69 tons gross; 28.84 tons net. Built 1888 at Buffalo, N.Y. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 68.4 x 17.4 x 8.3
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1892
     
     
      Screw propeller JULIAN V. O'BRIEN. Official Canada No. 103580. Of 59 tons gross; 31 tons reg. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1888, Rebuilt Buffalo, N.Y, 1892. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. 70.0 x 16.5 x 8.2 and of 31 horse power. Owned by Wm. E. Bigwood, of Byng Inlet, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on December 31, 1902
     

Wooden screw tug JULIAN V. O'BRIEN. Official Canada No. 103580. Of 59 tons gross; 31 tons reg. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1888, Rebuilt Collingwood, Ont., 1907. Inspected at Port Arthur, Ont., Aug. 8, 1921. and license issued Aug. 15 1921 for route on all lakes & Rivers, to expire on Aug. 8, 1922. Owned by Port Arthur Construction Co. Port Arthur, Ont.
      Steamboat Inspection Report
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries, 1921/22
     
     
      Screw propeller JULIAN V. O'BRIEN. Official Canada No. 103580. Of 59 tons gross; 31 tons reg. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1888, Rebuilt Buffalo, N.Y., 1892. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. 70.0 x 16.5 x 8.2 and of 29 horse power. Owned by John N. McLeod, Powell River, B. C.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on December 31, 1935
     
NOTE:-- Not Entered in Registry after 1935.
     
In September 1936, after her machinery had been removed, the J V O'Brien was towed out to deep water in Thunder Bay, Lake Superior, possibly 12 to 15 miles off Port Arthur and was sunk at what was known as Sawyers Deep, the Deepest part of Thunder Bay. "set on fire and sunk".
      Information Courtesy of Brian Westhouse
     


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Reason: scuttled
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1936
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Local identifier:
McN.W.23490
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.4001 Longitude: -89.31683
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Julian V. O'Brien (Tug), C103580, scuttled, 1 Sep 1936