SOVEREIGN (1873, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
96841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catherines, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Canal sized; passenger
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lewis Shickluna
Original Owner and Location:
S. Neilon, Northwest Transportation Co., Sarnia, St. Catherines, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
34" + 34" x 34", 750hp engine, England, 1873
Dimensions
Length:
139' 7"
Beam:
23' 7"
Depth:
7' 4"
Tonnage (gross):
684
Tonnage (net):
426
Final Disposition
Final Location:
12 miles southwest of Lamb Island
Lake Superior
Date:
25 Oct 1891
How:
foundered
Final Cargo:
grain
History

1873, Apr 23 Launched; passengers and freight, Montreal-Chicago.

1875, Sep Running Windsor-Ft. William.

1877 Owned Northwest Transportation Co., Sarnia.

1881, Jun Carring railroad iron to Duluth, MN.

1882, May Ran between Sarnia and Duluth.

1883 Layed up for season.

1884, May 21 Sunk, Michipiten Bay, Northern Lake Superior.

1885, Jul Fitted out to replace the QUEBEC.

1888 Hauling railroad iron to Lake Superior.

1890 Sold Patrick Kerivire, Sarnia; cut down to steam barge for coarse freight.

1891, Oct 25 Foundered; crew rescued by steamer SLIGO.

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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SOVEREIGN (1873, Propeller)