CELTIC (1874, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
71151
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Hamilton, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & package freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
A.M. Robertson
Original Owner and Location:
Aeneas Donald McKay, Hamilton, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
34 x 34" stroke, 237hp @ 80rpm engine. Three furnace return-tube boiler, wood fueled.
Dimensions
Length:
131'
Beam:
21'
Depth:
14.7'
Tonnage (gross):
698
Tonnage (net):
440
Final Disposition
Final Location:
15 miles off Rondeau Point, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
1 May 1892
How:
Collision, steamer RUSSIA.
Final Cargo:
Wheat, general merchandise.
Notes:
Collided with stmr RUSSIA in dense fog. Loss of one life.
History

1874, May 6 Launched at Hamilton, ONT., christened by Eugenie McKay.

1875 Montreal - Chicago run.

1879 On lighthouse supply for Canadian government.

1882, Nov Carried cargo of dynamite to Lake Superior for Canada Pacific Railroad.

1883, Jul On lighthouse supply run; also carried new lighthouse for Colchester, fabricated in England.

1884 Large Repairs; lighthouse supplies to Lake Superior.

1884 Montreal & Duluth grain trade.

1886 Owned McKay Estate.

1890 Continued Montreal-Duluth run.

1892, May 1 Sunk, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Canadian Registers
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
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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CELTIC (1874, Propeller)