CANADA (1826, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1826
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Rouge River near Toronto, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Joseph Dennis
Original Owner and Location:
Hugh Richardson, Toronto, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
Propulsion Notes:
2-36" cylinders by 10' stroke, 16' wheels engine Hess and Ward, Montreal, Que.
Dimensions
Length:
127'
Beam:
21.7'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
250
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Oswego, NY.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
  1837
How:
Wrecked in storm.
History

1826, Jun 3 Towed to Toronto; machinery installed.

1826, Aug 12 First trip Toronto, ONT-Niagara River in four hours.

1836 Ran to Kingston & Dickinson's Landing near Cornwall, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Mills List
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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CANADA (1826, Steamer)