CHAMPION (1877, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1877
Official Number:
74297
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Levis, QUE
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George T. Davie
Original Owner and Location:
A.T. Beaulieu, Levis, QUE
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
40" x 81", 80hp engine.
Dimensions
Length:
131.2'
Beam:
23.3'
Depth:
10.7'
Tonnage (gross):
323
Tonnage (net):
81
History

1883 Transferred from Quebec to Montreal registry, owned Canadian Pacific Railroad Co., Montreal.

1888 Sank at Owen Sound, ONT.

1888, Apr 23 Raised; renamed CAMBRIA.

1888 - 89 Lengthened; 174.8 x 23.3 x 10.7', 2 decks, 1 mast, 937 gross tons; registered Owen Sound.

1892 Running Duluth, MN - Port Arthur, ONT.

1893, Sep 24 In collision with UNITED EMPIRE near Sarnia, Lake Huron; CAMBRIA's stern badly damaged.

1894, May 24 Ran ashore at Kincardine, ONT; released May 27.

1897 Refitted for Lake Huron route.

1897, Jul 27 Struck logs adrift; damaged wheels & machinery; drifted ashore north of Sarnia.

1898, Apr 5 Pumped out & released, to be taken to Kingston, ONT for repairs & refit; owned Donnelly Wrecking & Salvage Co., Kingston, ONT.

1898, Jun Owned George Palmer, Toronto, ONT.

1902, Jul Ashore Reid's Island, Welland Canal; to be stripped of engines & fixtures & broken up.

1902, Dec Reported to be raised & taken to Buffalo, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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

CHAMPION (1877, Tug (Towboat))
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CHAMPION (1877, Tug (Towboat))