FRONTENAC (1816, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1816
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ernestown, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Trebout & Chapman
Original Owner and Location:
A number of Kingston merchants., Kingston
Ownership Notes:
1st Canadian steamboat on lakes.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Side Lever
Propulsion Notes:
40 or 50hp engine, Boulton & Watt, London, England. 26' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
170'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
740
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near mouth of Niagra River, Fort George.
Lake Onatario.
Date:
 Sep 1827
How:
Fire (arson); broken up.
Notes:
At dock waiting to be dismantled, her engine was to go to the ALCIOPE.
History

1817, Jun 17 Maiden trip on route Kingston to York (Toronto).

1827, Sep Set fire by arsonists.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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