RAFTSMAN (1840, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1840
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Garden Island, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Tow boat for rafts
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
D.D. Calvin
Original Owner and Location:
D.D. Calvin & Company, Kingston, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
Engine installed at Quebec, Quebec Boiler by Molsons, Montreal, Quebec
Dimensions
Length:
100'
Beam:
22'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (old style):
60
History

1854 Owned Calvin & Company, Quebec, "towing in Saint (Lawrence) River"

1875 Boiler & engines sold to an owner on the Ottawa River

Went into steamer GAZELLE; RAFTSMAN put out in Garden Island Bay

to sink, but raised & returned to service

1875 Made a propeller with a small engine

1877 Larger engine installed

1911-12 Rebuilt, larger winch for wrecking installed on bow deck

1915 Owned Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking Company, later taken over by

Sin-Mac Lines

1935 Scrapped ?

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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RAFTSMAN (1840, Steamer)