WAUBUNO (1865, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1865
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Robinson, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Louis Shickluna or M. Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Great Northern Transit Company, Thorold, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Dimensions
Length:
135'
Beam:
18.3'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
146
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Parry Sound, Ontario, Lake Huron
Date:
22 Nov 1879
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Passengers
Notes:
Bound Collingwood for Parry Sound, Ontario Sailed into storm & was lost with all hands, 24 people Hull discovered ashore near Moose Point, Ontario, Spring 1880 Wreck discovered in 1959
History

1865 - mid 1870s Operated between Collingwood & Parry Sound, Ontario;

running mate ALGOMA

1867 Chartered Canadian Government in Lake Superior expedition

1870, April 19 Assisted steamer FRANCIS SMITH that was stuck in ice

off Vall's Point, Georgian Bay

1871, October 21 Lost a wheel on Lake Huron; repaired at Owen Sound,

Ontario

Post mid-1870s Operated between Collingwood & various other Georgian

Bay Ports

1876 Repaired

1877 Owned Georgian Bay Transportation Company, Limited, Collingwood;

465 gross tons, 293 net tons; repaired

1879, November 22 Lost with all hands in storm near Parry Sound,

Lake Huron

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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