ACADIA (1867, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
77697
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Hamilton, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Composite
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
John Malcolmson
Original Owner and Location:
Malcolmson Brothers, Hamilton, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine built by Beckett & Co. of Hamilton, ONT. Low-pressure condensing engine, 32 X 32", 87 hp.
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
27'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
339
Tonnage (net):
217
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Michipicoten River, Pt. Brule, ONT. Lake Superior
Date:
5 Nov 1896
How:
Stranded and broke up
Final Cargo:
22,000 bushels of wheat
Notes:
Registry closed at Hamilton on 1896, Dec 17, 1911 "Broken up"
History

1867 May have been Great Lakes first compsite vessel owned by J & G.T. Malcomson, Hamilton, ONT.

1868 Delivered oil & supplies to Canadian Lake Lighthouses, chartered by Dominion Government.

1871 Listed as having iron frames.

1877 Remeasured 135.8 x 24.6 x 7.0, 372.39 gross tons, 217 net tons.

1877 Owned by Eliz. Malcomson, Hamilton.

1878 Owned by Margaret Sutherland, Hamilton.

1880 Owned by John W. & Donald G. Sutherland, St. Thomas.

1882 Repaired and lengthened, 177 x 26 x 12.3, 806 gross/471 net tons.

1887, Apr 11 Rebuilt at the cost, $7000.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Registers
Canadian Sessional Papers
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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ACADIA (1867, Propeller)