CHINA (1872, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1872
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
William Powers & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
John Proctor & Francis Paterson, Hamilton & Kingston, ONT
Ownership Notes:
Western Express Line.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
129.7'
Beam:
25.3'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (old style):
355
Capacity:
15 - 18,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
About 12 miles W. of Kingston, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
14 Oct 1872
How:
Burned & sank.
Final Cargo:
Pig iron, merchandise, passengers.
Notes:
Passengers / crew rescued.
History

1872, Apr 27 Registered Kingston, ONT.

1872, Apr 29 Launched.

1872, Oct 14 Burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Canadian Registers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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CHINA (1872, Propeller)