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 Post subject: Re: Roy R Love
Unread postPosted: October 28, 2021, 6:50 pm 

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Here is Sam Hankinson's photograph of the Roy R. Love, taken in March at Lemont and posted with his permission.


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 Post subject: Re: Roy R Love
Unread postPosted: October 28, 2021, 4:41 pm 

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I forgot I had this. The Roy R. Love as built, arriving at St. Joseph on its delivery from Ferrysburg, 29 August 1908.


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 Post subject: Re: Roy R Love
Unread postPosted: October 27, 2021, 4:22 pm 
chrisW wrote:
This is the tug in better days: 1960 to be exact.


That's how she looked when docked at the Luedtke dock in Frankfort after her dredge went down off the Frankfort breakwall.


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 Post subject: Re: Roy R Love
Unread postPosted: October 27, 2021, 3:33 pm 
This is the tug in better days: 1960 to be exact.


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 Post subject: Re: Roy R Love
Unread postPosted: October 27, 2021, 3:30 pm 
Is this the tug in question?


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 Post subject: Re: Roy R Love
Unread postPosted: October 27, 2021, 12:07 pm 

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The Roy R. Love was launched as the steam fish tug Herbert on 28 July 1908 by Johnston Bros. at Ferrysburg, Michigan, hull no. 31, for G. Mollhagen & Co., St. Joseph, Michigan. It was named for Charles Mollhagen's son. 68.42 x 15.58 x 7.66; 55 gt, 37 nt. Sold 1918 to Gustav Ewig, Port Washington, Wisconsin, and renamed H. Ewig. Sold 1937 to Love Construction Co., Muskegon, Michigan, and renamed Roy R. Love. It was converted to Diesel in 1950. Sold 1966 to Bultema Dock & Dredge Co., Muskegon, and renamed Charlevoix in 1968. Sold to Dennis Rapp, Braidwood, Illinois, and renamed Roy R. Love. Rapp moved to Florida and sold it to its current owner. It originally had a two-cylinder compound steam engine, 10-20 x 16, 75-ihp, . It may have been inherited from an older Mollhagen fish tug, but if new, it was probably a product of the Bloecker machine shop at Grand Haven. Her boiler was a 10' x 5.5' Scotch, built by her builders, Johnston Bros. In 1950 Love repowered it with a "mammoth" Kahlenberg C-5 five cylinder affair, 12.5 x 14, 250-bhp. It spent virtually all its career after 1992 tied up at Channahon, Illinois, on the Illinois River and now near Lemont. It was dropped from documentation 28 February 2002. Sam Hankinson sent me a photograph of it he took in March and it looks to be in very good shape. If I get his permission I'll post it here.


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Unread postPosted: October 27, 2021, 6:07 am 
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Somebody I know was in Juliet Illinois and saw a boat named Roy R Love sitting there. He later googled the tug and found out its a great lakes tug but couldnt find any images of it, does anybody have images of the tug?


I remember when I was a kid she was southbound on Lake Michigan towing a dredge in a storm and the dredge went down off Frankfort. I saw the tug and she looked like a Great Lakes tug. Sorry no pictures.


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Unread postPosted: October 26, 2021, 8:13 pm 
Somebody I know was in Juliet Illinois and saw a boat named Roy R Love sitting there. He later googled the tug and found out its a great lakes tug but couldnt find any images of it, does anybody have images of the tug?


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