The tug Sport, one of the nation's earliest steel-hulled vessels, was built for lumber and steel entrepreneur Eber Brock Ward in 1873 by the Wyandotte Iron Ship Building Works in Wyandotte, Michigan. For forty-seven years the tug towed, salvaged and aided vessels in distress. Frank E. Kirby designed the tug and later became a nationally known naval architect recognized for designing large, elegant sidewheel passenger steamers and ice-breaking car-ferries, such as Chief Wawatam. In 1913, Sport was purchased by Captain Robert Thompson of Port Huron.
Registered Site S0636
45 feet deep in Lake Huron
Lexington, Sanilac County Topics:Transportation
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Latitude: 43.2721435, Longitude: -82.5212717