DROMEDARY (1868, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1868
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Dalhousie, ONT
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Sloop rigged.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
W.R. Andrews
Original Owner and Location:
D. Steel, D. Galbraith & T. McIlwraith, Hamilton, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
120'
Beam:
22.5'
Depth:
10.6'
Tonnage (old style):
461
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Burlington Bay, Hamilton, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
18 Nov 1882
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Burned at dock; machinery later removed, hull raised a year later.
History

1868, Sep 28 Registered Hamilton, ONT.

1868, Oct 6 Owned A. Jeffrey, St. Catharines, ONT.

1869 219 gross tons, 174 net tons.

1870 Owned David Steel, Hamilton; ran Cleveland, OH - Montreal, QUE.

1871, Sep 26 Sunk at Brockville, St. Lawrence River; raised.

1871, Nov 22 Sunk schooner DOMINION off Hamilton in collision.

1872 Steam barge; ran Hamilton, ONT - Toledo, OH, with grain.

1873, Jun 13 Sank barge ROYAL OAK in Lachine Canal.

1874 Ran Toledo - Port Dalhousie, ONT.

1874, Jul Sprang leak on Lake Ontario; repaired.

1875 Ran on Merchant's Line, Montreal - Hamilton - Toronto & St. Catharines.

1876, Jun 10 Owned Daniel Butters & Robert Peddie, Montreal, QUE.

1877, Jun 28 Readmeasured at Kingston, ONT; 120' x 22.5' x 10.6', 460.95 gross / 358.95 net tons.

1878 Ran on Western Express Line, Montreal - Chicago.

1879, Aug 29 Owned Merchant's Bank of Montreal.

1880 Repaired; ran on Merchant's Line.

1880, Feb 16 Owned Wm. J. Crankshaw & J.C. Burrows, Hamilton.

1881 Ran Cleveland, OH - Montreal

1881, Sep Aground Long Point, corn laden.

1881, Oct 26 Sank near Fiddlers Elbow, Brockville Narrows, St. Lawrence River, flour laden; released.

1882, Nov 18 Burned at Hamilton.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Canadian Registers
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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DROMEDARY (1868, Package Freighter)