BRUNO (1863, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
80600
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
L. Bruno
Original Owner:
J. & R. Allan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
26.5'
Depth:
12.1'
Tonnage (old style):
398
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Marquette Reef, South of Cockburn Island, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
5 Nov 1890
How:
Struck reef & foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH - Algoma Mills, ONT, towing schooner LOUISA; crew escaped.
History

1868 359 gross tons.

1869 Owned H. McLennan & Co, Montreal, QUE; 236 net tons.

1870, Jun 6 Sprang leak, sunk in Welland Canal with wheat & salt; raised & towed to Buffalo, NY.

1870, Nov Ashore Chantry Island, heavily damaged.

1871, Aug 7 Ran into gates, Cornwall Canal.

1872, Oct 28 Struck bottom, Galoup Rapids near Kingston, ONT.

1872 - 73, Winter Rebuilt.

1873 Owned Prentiss Roberts & Co, Montreal.

1874 - 75, Winter Rebuilt.

1874 - 75 Ran Western Express Line, Montreal, QUE - Chicago, IL.

1875, Nov 6 For sale.

1877 Owned Sylvester Hadley, Chatham, ONT; 136.1 x 25.4 x 11.8.

1879 Partially burned.

1880 Rebuilt at St. Catharines.

1881, Feb Repaired at Toronto, ONT.

1881, Apr Reported rebuilt as steambarge; 475 gross / 300 net tons.

1882 Owned J. & J. T. Mathews, Toronto.

1890, Nov 5/6 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Frederick Stonehouse
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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BRUNO (1863, Propeller)