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."
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.