MANITOULIN (1880, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
85491
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Owen Sound, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2 or 3
Builder Name:
John Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Great Northern Transit Co., Collingwood, ONT.
Ownership Notes:
The White Line.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
Propulsion Notes:
Machinery from AMERICA (1863); inverted vertical direct-acting, from George M. Oille & Co, St. Catharines, ONT, built in 1865, rebuilt in 1880 by George Corbet & Sons, Owen Sound, ONT (with condenser); 30 x 34", 75hp, steeple compound 21 & 36 x 32.
Dimensions
Length:
147'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
683
Tonnage (net):
442
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Campbell's Rock, near Parry Sound, ONT.
Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.
Date:
10 Nov 1903
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Hay, coal, oil.
GPS:
Latitude: 45 degrees 16' 59" W Longitude: 80 degrees 15' 42"
Notes:
Bound for Byng Inlet with lumber camp supplies, she was damaged in a storm, caught fire & sank.
History

1880, Apr 15 Launched; used on Georgian Bay; ran Collingwood - Sault Ste. Marie.

1882, May 19 Bound Michipicaton Island - Algoma Mills for Canada Pacific Railway, took fire from lamp explosion & burned near Manitowaning, ONT, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron; owned J. Harrison, Owen Sound; 30 lives lost.

1882, Jun 6 Raised; rebuilt Owen Sound Dry Dock Co; renamed ATLANTIC; 32 staterooms.

1883 Rebuilt Owen Sound, ONT, 147 x 30 x 11, 683 gross / 42 net tons; renamed ATLANTIC; 21, 36 x 32", 350hp at 80rpm steeple compound engine by Doty Engine Works, Toronto, ONT (1862); one firebox boiler, 8' x 18'1", 55psi; boiler room & engine room cased in iron; sister ship to PACIFIC (1883).

1886 Owned Charles Cameron, Collingwood, ONT.

1893 Engine compounded.

1899 Company absorbed into Northern Navigation Co, Collingwood, ONT.

1903, Nov 10 Burned Parry Sound, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Great Lakes Register
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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MANITOULIN (1880, Propeller)