COBOURG (1833, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1833
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cobourg, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Hathaway
Original Owner and Location:
Charles & James McIntosh et al, Toronto, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 50hp engines, Sheldon, Dutcher & Co., York, ONT, 1833. 22' diameter wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
152'
Beam:
36'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
418 1/2
Final Disposition
Date:
  1847
How:
Dismantled & abandoned.
History

1833 Ran Prescott - Niagara, ONT.

1835, Aug 6 Grounded near Brockville, ONT, St. Lawrence River.

1834 Both owners died aboard of cholera.

1834, Nov New boilers installed, general overhaul, engines improved.

1837, Oct 26 Aground on sand bar at Ferris Point, 8 miles from Kingston, ONT.

1838 - 39 Chartered by Canadian Government durning the Patriot War; given armament of several cannons; patrolled Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River shore.

1838, Nov 13 Participated in Battle of the Windmill near Preston, ONT.

1840 Advertised for sale; repaired, boiler improvements.

1841, Feb 1 To be sold at public auction, Toronto, ONT; purchased by W.L. Perkins?

1841, Aug Ran Kingston - Toronto.

1844 Listed as "laid up".

1845 Listed as employed on Lake Ontario & Rideau Canal; owned Donald Bethune.

1847 Dismantled & abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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