PRINCESS OF WALES (1864, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1864
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Hamilton, ONT
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Note: Sharp stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A. LeClair
Original Owner and Location:
John Walsh, Flamboro, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
Engine built by F.G. Beckett, Hamilton, ONT; machinery later into GENERAL WOLSELEY.
Dimensions
Length:
117'
Beam:
13.6'
Depth:
6.8'
Tonnage (old style):
114
Final Disposition
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Winter 1883-84 Sank at dock during winter layup; abandoned.
History

1864, Apr First launched.

1869 Promenade dock extended.

1874, Jul 27 Owned John Mead, Toronto, ONT.

1875, Aug 21 Collided with propeller GEORGIAN, Toronto, ONT.

1876 Large repairs.

1877, Jun 21 Remeasured Toronto; 94.5 gross tons, 65.15 net tons.

1877, Jul 24 Damaged in collision with JOHN S. CLARKE, Toronto, Lake Ontario; towed to Port Dalhousie, ONT for repairs.

1881, May 21 Owned Wm. A. Guildes, Toronto.

1883-84, Winter Abandoned; sank at dock.

1884, Sep 10 Registry closed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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PRINCESS OF WALES (1864, Ferry)