OCEAN WAVE (1852, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
E.D. Merritt
Original Owner and Location:
John Molson, Montreal, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Dimensions
Length:
174.2'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10.6'
Tonnage (gross):
241
Tonnage (net):
182
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near False Duck Island or Kingston, Ontario, Lake Ontario
Date:
14 May 1853
How:
Burned
Final Cargo:
Flour, purl ash, seed, hams, butter, tallow
Notes:
Bound Toronto for Ogdensburg, New York, caught fire; 28 lives lost Passengers rescued by schooners GEORGIANNA & EMBLEM 1857 Wreck located & cargo salvaged 1991 Wreck located
History

1852, May 22 Launched; ran Montreal to Hamilton, Ontario

1852, September 10 Owned Edwin Corydon French, Cornwall

1853, May 14 Burned near Kingston; owned North Rail Road Company,

Ogdensburg, New York

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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OCEAN WAVE (1852, Steamer)