CITY OF TORONTO (1864, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
85414
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Louis Shickluna
Original Owner and Location:
Duncan Milloy, Toronto, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
40.25 x 144", 250hp engine. 28' sidewheels from ZIMMERMAN (1854) by Macklem Iron Works, Chippewa, ONT.
Dimensions
Length:
207'
Beam:
27.5'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
898.09
Tonnage (net):
512.88
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Muir's Drydock, Port Dalhousie, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
31 Oct 1883
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
None.
Notes:
Destroyed by fire while being rebuilt at Muir's Drydocks.
History

Built to replace ZIMMERMAN (1854) burned 1863.

1864, Jul 26 Registered St. Catharine's, ONT; ran Toronto - Niagara.

1866, Jul 1 Took on 365 men at Toronto for Port Dalhouise during Fenian scare; 600 tons.

1870 403 gross tons, 255 net tons.

1871 Owned E. O'Keefe, Toronto; same route.

1873 Repaired, 615 gross tons.

1877 898 gross tons; 512 net tons.

1879 Stranded Niagara dock in heavy fog; laid up rest of season; 615 tons.

1882, Aug 1 Registered St. Catharine's, ONT; owned James Patterson Fortier, Niagara, ONT.

1882, Oct 2 Seized at Toronto, running without a license.

1883, Feb 1 Owned James H. Ingersoll, St Catharine's.

1883, Mar 29 Owned Milton A. Snyder, St Catharine's.

1883 Owned H.J. Daggett, Oswego, NY.

1883, Sep 22 Damaged in gale, Lake Ontario.

1883, Oct 31 Destroyed by fire.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Canadian Registers
Canadian Sessional Papers
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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