CANADIAN (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oakville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Simpson
Master Carpenter:
Melancthon Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Francis Cooke & Wm. P. Howland, Oakville, ONT & Toronto, ONT.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
103.2'
Beam:
20.7'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
237
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Nudge Bay, Manitoulin Island, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
4 Nov 1880
How:
Wrecked on shoal, broke up.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
History

1856, Dec Sunk near Port Credit, ONT.

1858, Oct Fore top mast carried away in Lake Ontario storm.

1860 Owned Romaine & Crooks, Oakville, ONT.

1862, Nov Ashore near Port Albino, Lake Erie.

1863 Repaired; 237 tons.

1864 Owned William Howland, Oakville.

1866, Feb 3 Owned Robert Wallace, Port Hope, ONT.

1870, Mar 23 Owned David Foster, Port Burwell, ONT.

1871, May Rebuilt, Port Burwell; owned E. Titus, Oakville; 160 tons.

1872, Mar 7 Owned Joseph Higgins.

1873, Jan 10 Owned Saint L. S. John.

1874 Capsized on Lake Ontario & towed by brig POWHATAN to Toronto.

1876 Owned Spooner, et. al., Oakville.

1878 Owned Edward & Sam Winter, Oakville.

1879 Owned S. S. Matton et. al., Oakville.

1880, Nov 5 Wrecked, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Registers
Canadian Sessional Papers
Newspaper Clippings
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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CANADIAN (1856, Schooner)