ERICSON (1840, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1840
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Brockville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Parkin
Original Owner and Location:
Sanderson & Murray, Brockville, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
15hp engine. Locomotive type boiler with copper flues.
Dimensions
Length:
87'
Beam:
16.4'
Depth:
5.5'
Tonnage (old style):
61.4
History

1841, Jun 10 Maiden voyage to Montreal, QUE via Lachine Canal, 100 tons cargo, 740 bushels flour & 2 cases merchandise; first Canadian propeller on Great Lakes.

1845 Owned Tobin & Morrison et al, Montreal.

1847, Mar 3 Owned George Sanderson assignees, Montreal, his estate being bankrupt.

1866 Register closed "removed from register, broken up".

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Canadian Registers
Mills List
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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ERICSON (1840, Steamer)