AFRICA (1873, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
92285
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Plain head & round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
William Powers & Co.
Master Carpenter:
William Powers
Original Owner and Location:
Patterson & Proctor, Kingston, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine: 36 x 30"; 35 HP; Davidson & Doran, Kingston, ONT, 1872. Engine from CHINA. Engine compounded in 1891. 32.6' engine-room.
Dimensions
Length:
135.7'
Beam:
25.4'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
352 1094/3500
Tonnage (net):
265
Capacity:
19,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
15 Miles south of Cove Island Light
Georgian Bay, Lake Huron
Date:
7 Oct 1895
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Coal & misc. freight
Notes:
Bound Ashtabula, OH for Owen Sound, ONT. Was towing schooner SEVERN; struck reef, broken up & foundered; SEVERN was let go & disappeared.
History

1873, May 11 First launched.

Sailed in Merchants Line.

1874-1882 Operated between Montreal, QUE & Chicago, IL.

1877, Jun 5 Readmeasured; 125.7 x 23.6'; 652.02 gross tons/403.59 net tons.

1886 Owned Mrs. A. R. Christie, Toronto, ONT.

1886, Apr 15 Burned Owen Sound, ONT, Lake Huron.

1887, May Rebuilt as steam barge by J. Simpson, Owen Sound, ONT.

148 x 26 x 13'; 485 gross tons/360 net tons.

1895, Oct 7 Foundered off Cove Island, Georgian Bay.

1896, Dec 8 Registration closed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Canadian Registers
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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AFRICA (1873, Propeller)