BANSHEE (1852, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bath, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Original Owner:
Maxwell, Faigham & McRay
Power
Power:
Mechanical
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine Kingston Foundry Co.
Dimensions
Length:
119.4'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
8.3'
Tonnage (old style):
190
Tonnage (gross):
166
Tonnage (net):
106
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Timber Island, Pt. Traverse.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
21 Aug 1861
Final Depth:
24'
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Wheat, flour, & butter.
Notes:
Bound Lake Erie-Montreal, foundered after tailshaft broke. 1 life lost. Wreck discovered 1967.
History

1855 Owned Nixon & Swales, Hamilton, ONT; ran Kingston-Hamilton with ST. NICHOLAS.

1861, Owned Charles Roe, St. Thomas, ONT & Capt. Howard, Quebec City.

1861, Aug 21 Foundered Lake Ontario; owned Higginbotham, Toronto, ONT.

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 Registers
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
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
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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