ONTARIO (1873, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
71211
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chatham, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: sister: QUEBEC Round stern, sloop rigged
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Simpson & Chisholm
Original Owner and Location:
North Western Transportation Company, Sarnia, Ontario
Ownership Notes:
aka. Beatty Line
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
34 x 36", 750hp engine, G.N. Oill, Saint Catherines, Ontario, 1874
Dimensions
Length:
181'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
1338.19
Tonnage (net):
909.97
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Shore of Battle Island, near Rossport, Ontario, Lake Superior
Date:
10 Aug 1899
How:
Stranded
Final Cargo:
Light
Notes:
Driven ashore & destroyed by waves in summer snow-storm Bound for Nipigon, Ontario Wreck located in 1977
History

1873 First launched

1874, January 6 First registered, Sarnia, Ontario

1875 Ran between Sarnia & Lake Superior ports; mates ASIA & QUEBEC

1875, May 15 Drydocked Detroit, Michigan for a new wheel

1883, October 15 Ashore near Kincardine, Ontario, Lake Huron; released

1885 Fore & aft compound engine, 30 & 52 x 36", 475hp, 75rpm, Oille

Brothers Works, Saint Catherines, Ontario; two firebox boilers,

8.5 x 16', 72 pounds steam, Oilles Brothers Works, Saint

Catherines

1885, December Transported immigrants who worked on Canadian Pacific

Railway

1886, May 27 Stranded Green Island Shoal off Mississagua, Ontario,

Lake Ontario; released

1886, June 11 Aground Vert Island, Nipigon Bay, Lake Superior; released

1887, June 1 At Sault Saint Marie, Michigan with broken machinery,

towed to Sarnia for repairs

1888, August 1 Released from Lake George heavily injured; towed to

Sarnia for repairs

1890, March 5 Retired with mate SOVEREIGN from Sarnia & Duluth,

Minnesota route

1898, November Owned John Cornwall, et.al., Sombra, Ontario; rebuilt

as bulk freighter, 655 gross tons

1899, May 10 Repaired Dunford & Alverson shipyard, Port Huron,

Michigan; fitted for lumber trade

1899, August 11 Wrecked in summer snowstorm, Battle Island, Ontario,

Lake Superior

1909, August 4 Register closed

1977 Wreck located

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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ONTARIO (1873, Propeller)