ASIA (1873, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1873
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catherines, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Built of oak.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Melancthon Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
J. C. Graham, et al, St. Catherines, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
136.9'
Beam:
23.7'
Depth:
11.4'
Tonnage (gross):
348
Tonnage (net):
267
Capacity:
16,000 bu.
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.

Date:
15 Sep 1882
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Pasengers, general cargo.
Notes:
Lives lost exceeded 100 persons; cargo livestock & lumber camp supplies; location suspected between Lonely Island & Byng Inlet.
History

Cost $35,000; put in Dominion Line, running Windsor ONT-Duluth, MN with steamer SOVEREIGN.

1873, Aug 19 Launched St. Catharines.

1873, Oct 6 Struck bottom near light house, Port Colborne, cargo wheat; sank in harbor.

1874 Merchant's Line, Montreal-Chicago; owned Graham interests.

1875, Sep 4 Running Windsor-Lake Superior Canadian ports; collided with schooner LEVI RAWSON opposite Fort Gratiot, Lake Huron.

1881, Jul 12 Sunk in collision with schooner HELENA, in St. Mary's River.

1881, Aug 3 Raised, repaired Sarnia.

1881 Chartered by Great Northern Transportation Co. to replace Steamer MANITOILIN.

1882, Sep 15 Lost in storm, Georgian Bay.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Richard J. Wright, Bowling Green State University
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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ASIA (1873, Propeller)