Bob Teed (1883)
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Service History


The tug Bob Teed , built in 1883, was registered as having a wood hull but she was actually a composite hull consisting of iron framing (ribs) with wood planking.

In 1914, the Bob tweed was entirely reconstructed of steel at the plant of Nartman-Greiling Company in Green Bay. She was used for general towing up and down Lake Michigan before being purchased in 1941 by Waterways Engineering Corporation of Green Bay.
Final Voyage


October 1947, The Bob Teed was sixty-four years old and her steam engine was ancient. The old tug was stripped of her boiler and engine and she was abandoned in her slip at the Waterways Engineering dock(owner of the tug since 1930) where she settled to the bottom of the Fox River. Later. The Bob Teed caught fire.
Today


"Soundings obtained for the Great Lakes Survey in 1958 found 13 feet over the deepest part of the wreck, however, the river bottom has since filled in around the wreck." Wild Gales and Tattered Sails, Paul Creviere, Jr.

During low water the remains of the wreck could be seen in the Fox River just north of the Fort James Corporation in Green Bay.

Starting in November of 2013 and continuing into early 2014 a cluster of five historic shipwrecks have been contracted to be removed from the Fox River. This is a small portion of a project to clean up the Fox River by the Environmental Protection Agency. The goal is to reduce the high level of PCB's
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