BAY OF QUINTE (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George Thurston
Original Owner and Location:
O.S. Gildersleeve & Co., Kingston, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
32' paddlewheels.
Dimensions
Length:
161'
Beam:
25.6'
Depth:
8.6'
Tonnage (old style):
324
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Garden Island, ONT. Lake Ontario
Date:
  1885
How:
Dismantled.
History

1853 Owned Gildersleeve's Royal Mail Line.

1854 200 tons.

1862 Owned Bay of Quinte Steamboat Co.

1863 324 tons.

1865 Large repairs.

1868 Repairs; 250 gross tons.

1869 Same owner; 158 x 22.6 x 7.6'; 331 tons.

1871 Owned Calvin & Breck, Garden Island, ONT; reportedly made rafting tug at Quebec by Parnell.

1873 250 gross tons.

1878 151.5 x 24.3 x 8.6; 284 gross tons/158 net tons.

1879 Reported retired at Garden Island.

1880 Owned D.D. Calvin, Garden Island, ONT.

1883 Owned Sheffield Wickware, Cornwallis, NSC.

1885 Broken uo.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Registers
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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BAY OF QUINTE (1853, Steamer)