FREE TRADER (1848, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Augustin Cantin
Original Owner and Location:
Luther H. Holton & Frances Henderson, Montreal, QUE & Kingston, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
Propulsion Notes:
75hp engine in stern.
Dimensions
Length:
136.3'
Beam:
24.3'
Depth:
10.1'
Tonnage (old style):
244.68
Final Disposition
Final Location:
At dock in Port Stanley, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
26 Oct 1857
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Wheat.
Notes:
Burned in fire that consumed a large part of Port Stanley.
History

1848, Jun 12 Registered at Port of Montreal, QUE.

1850, Jan 10 Owned Luther Holton.

1852, Nov 10 Reported ashore at "The Cut", Long Point, ONT.

1854, Jan 12 Sold to Alfred Hooker, Prescott, ONT.

1856, May 2 Sprung leak in ice between Toronto & Kingston, ONT; made port leaking badly.

1857, Oct 26 Burned, Port Stanley, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
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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FREE TRADER (1848, Steamer)