CANADIAN (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chatham, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
H. & J. Jenkins
Master Carpenter:
E. W. Hardison
Original Owner and Location:
W. W. Eberts, Chatham, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Machinery from steamer FASHION(1847). Beam engine.
Dimensions
Length:
162'
Beam:
47'
Depth:
15' 11"
Tonnage (old style):
368
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Goderich, ONT.
Date:
  1868
How:
Broken up & scrapped.
History

1857, Jun Wrecked South Shore, Chicago Harbor.

1860, Nov Grounded on St.Clair Flats.

1861 Owned John Pridgeon, Detroit, MI; tug, 339 tons; ran Detroit -Chatham, ONT; probably rebuilt.

1862, Jul 31 Towing rafts from Saginaw with JOHN MARTIN; largest tow yet, 3,425,000 ft.

1863 Fastest boat on Lake; owned B. & L. H. R. Co.

1864 Rebuilt; ran Goderich, ONT - Saginaw, MI.

1864, May 12 Collision with schooner MERRITT near Goderich, ONT.

1865 Owned Grand Trunk Rail Road, Goderich.

1868 Broken up & junked. Machinery into DOVE.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Mills List
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamship Historical Society of America
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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