BRITISH LION (1862, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1862
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, ONT
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Geo. Thurston
Original Owner and Location:
Robert Gaskin, Kingston, ONT
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
123'
Beam:
23.2'
Depth:
10.9'
Tonnage (old style):
276
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Long Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
4 Oct 1877
How:
Driven ashore & wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Driven ashore and wrecked.
History

1862, Apr 16 Registered Kingston; first vessel on lakes with wire rigging.

1868 Rebuilt, lengthened to 128', 293 tons.

1870, May 13 Seized Chicago for running down & damaging steamer ILLINOIS.

1871, Feb 27 Owned John McRae, sold to James Davidson.

1877 Certification given up, total loss.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Canadian Registers
Newspaper Clippings
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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BRITISH LION (1862, Barkentine)