MOFFATT, GEORGE (1853, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
33480
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chatham, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Polywog steamer.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Sherriff John Waddell
Original Owner:
John Waddell
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
135'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
361
Final Disposition
Final Location:
On Ruby Head, west of Bowmanville, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
10 Dec 1864
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Salt.
Notes:
Driven ashore & wrecked in storm.
History

1853, Apr 10 Launched; ran Chatham, ONT - Montreal, QUE.

1854, Aug 21 Owned Holcomb & Henderson, Kingston, ONT.

1854, Oct 5 Badly strained in gale; to Cleveland for repairs.

1857, Oct Damaged cargo.

1859 Supplied Canadian lighthouses with oil.

1861, Apr Sunk on Long Sault Rapids, St. Lawrence River; released.

1861, Sep Aground at Long Point, Lake Ontario with peas & flour; released.

1861, Sep 28 Broke shaft in gale on Lake Ontario near Toronto, ONT; drifted & became "total loss" on Long Point near Coburg, ONT.

1863 Owned Holcomb & Cowan, Kingston.

1863, Jul Collision with schooner L. B. CROCKER, St. Lawrence River.

1864 Owned J.H. Henderson, Montreal, QUE.

1864, Aug Sprung her keel when Welland Canal lock gates broke.

1864, Dec Aground Darlington, ONT.

1864, Dec 10 Wrecked, Lake Ontario.

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

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MOFFATT, GEORGE (1853, Steambarge)