When about one mile inside the channel dredged thru Grassy Island at Green Bay, near the mouth of the Fox River, the wooden tug G.A.R.
caught fire between 4 and 5 am on September 17, 1891. The crew successfully abandoned the burning vessel and were picked up by the tug Stewart Edwards
. The G.A.R.
burned to the waterline and was totally destroyed. Within a month the underwriters settled the loss with a payment of $1,200 and the wreck going to the Roulette brothers. The two brothers later recovered the engine, boiler, propeller and shaft from the destroyed vessel.
The small wooden tug G.A.R.
was built in Fish Creek, Wisconsin in 1877.
July 1887: The tug G.A.R.
received a new steel shaft at the Leathem & Smith dock.
Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered: Milwaukee: 9/21/1891: "Burned."