OCEAN (1872, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
88633
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Dalhousie, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Canal propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
S.D. Andrews & Sons
Master Carpenter:
S. Andrews
Original Owner and Location:
Sylvester Neelon, Saint Catherines, Ontario
Ownership Notes:
Merchant's Line
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
36 x 30" 100 hp engine at 80rpm by G.N. Oille, Saint Kits, (1872)
Dimensions
Length:
137'
Beam:
23.3'
Depth:
11.7'
Tonnage (gross):
683.72
Tonnage (net):
454.32
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Lake Ontario
Date:
7 Nov 1904
How:
Burned
Notes:
1905 Rebuilt as barge HELENA at Merritton C116874
History

1872, April 13 Launched

1872, July 18 Registered Saint Catherines, Ontario

1874, April 14 Inspected Saint Catherines; ran Chicago, Illinois to

Montreal, Quebec on Merchant's Line

1874, July 11 Owned Allan R. McDonnell et.al., Port Arthur, Ontario

1884 Owned Graham, Van Horne & Company, Port Arthur, Ontario; ran

Duluth to Michipicoten, Ontario with PRUSSIA

1884, October 16 Repaired Detroit, Michigan

1886, March 30 Owned Sylvester Neelon, Saint Catherines, ran Lake Head

to Montreal

1890, April 12 Owned William Alfred Geddes, et.al., Toronto; ran

Hamilton to Toronto & Montreal

1891, July 8 Stranded at Rossland, 14 miles east Toronto; scuttled to

prevent damage

1892 Ran Montreal to Hamilton; repaired

1894, June 7 Sunk, Lake Ontario in collision with barge KENT upbound

Alexandria Bay

1894, June 29 Refloated; repaired Desoronto, Ontario; one scotch

boiler 10' 6" x 11' at 107 pounds steam by J. Inglis &

Company, Toronto, (1894)

1895, June 19 Sunk Cornwall lock

1895, June 21 Repaired Montreal by Cantin

1896 Ran Montreal to Hamilton

1896, September 19 Caught in night storm; struck end of Presque Isle

Point; released by barge ABERDEEN

1897, May Grounded rapids near Morrisburg; bound Saint Catherines to

Montreal; released by tug REGINALD

1898, August 31 Ashore in gale near Iroquois along with steamer NEW

YORK; released by schooner barques CHIEFTAN &

REGINALD; repaired Muir's Drydock

1898, October Wheel broken, foot of Cardinal Canal

1899 Owned Geddes & Company, Saint Catherines; 2 cycle 19 + 36 x 30",

390hp at 80 rpm engine

1900 Owned Wentworth Navigation Company

1902 Repaired

1904, November 17 Burned, Port Dalhousie, Ontario

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

OCEAN (1872, Propeller)
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OCEAN (1872, Propeller)