Bob Anderson (Tug), U2866, fire, 16 Feb 1884
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The little tug JAMES ANDERSON burned on Long Lake near Alpena, on the morning of the 16th. It is suspected to be the work of an arsonist.
Port Huron Daily Times
Saturday, February 23, 1884
Steam screw BOB ANDERSON.* U.S. No. 2866. Of 33.16 tons gross; 16.59 tons net, Built 1861 at Buffalo, N.Y. Home port, Marquette, Mich. of 81 horse power.
Merchant Vessel List U.S., 1884
* = Lost or otherwise out of service.
NOTE:-- No tug JAMES ANDERSON listed, only BOB ANDERSON.
Many Detroit vessel men will recall the ancient tug L.L. LYON, for many years owned at this port. She is one of the oldest boats on the lakes, aside from the government steamer MICHIGAN. Built in 1857. She passed through a long period of usefulness, and then for twelve or fifteen years lay with her nose in the mud, and half filled with water, just below the Springwells dry-dock. For some time the tug BOB ANDERSON kept her company, and finally the two were sold to a Duluth tug concern, were patched and painted up and made the long journey to the head of the lakes, and have never been seen down this way since. The ANDERSON burned a year or two ago, but the LYON, owned by the Union Towing & Wrecking Company, is towing dump-scows in Duluth harbor, and actually rates A2, due to half a dozen rebuilds.
Detroit Free Press
August 16, 1900
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- William R. McNeil
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