GORE (1839, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1839
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara on the Lake
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Niagara Harbour & Dock Company
Master Carpenter:
Robert Gilkison
Original Owner:
James Lockhart
Ownership Notes:
First merchant steam vessel to run on Georgian Bay, passing through the second Welland Canal as soon as it opened, June 19, 1845.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Walking Beam
# Cylinders:
1
Dimensions
Length:
135'
Beam:
15.5'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
160
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit, MI. Detroit River
Date:
  1861
How:
Dismantled.
History

1839, Apr 22 Launched

1839, Jun First trials (failed)

1839, Jul 16 second trial

1840 broke a shaft

1840, Nov on route, Toronto, Cobourg, Rochester

1842 ruling Kingston to Rochester

1844 running Hamilton, Toronto, Rochester

1845, Jun 19 Passed through Welland Canal to upper Lakes, by temporarily removing paddle boxes and part of bow and stern

1845 September: advertised to replace KENT running on Lake Erie

1846 running to Georgian Bay ports

1852 replaced on Georgian Bay passenger routes; used as tug on Detroit and St. Clair Rivers

1857, Sep Broke her walking beam in Detroit River.

1857, Nov Sank schooner CADET in collision near Lexington, MI, Lake Michigan.

1859 Owned Captain John Pridgeon, Detroit, MI.

1859, Jul 6 In collision with brig S.C.WALBRIDGE, St. Clair River, her stern was carried away.

1860, Aug 13 Captain Pridgeon to transfer engine & boiler to new tug hull J.P.WARD, 1857.

1860 Owned John Sloan, Maldon.

1861 Dismantled at Detroit.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

GORE (1839, Steamer)
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GORE (1839, Steamer)