GEORGIAN (1864, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
80596
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Severn River, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Potter & Co.
Original Owner:
A.M. Smith & Wyatt
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
130'
Beam:
21'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
377
Tonnage (net):
227
History

1864, Nov 1 Purchased by Confederate agent during U.S. Civil War; ostensibly for use as a commerical raider on Lakes Huron & Erie.

1867, Apr Seized by Canadian Government at Collingwood, ONT.

1869 Owned Port Stanley Railroad Co., Toronto, ONT.

1872, Apr 13 Operated by Merchant Chicago Line.

1872, Jun Caught fire near Buffalo, NY; fire extinguished before much damage was done.

1873 Owned Burgess & Co., Toronto, ONT.

1873 Partially burned at Ogdensburg, NY.

1873, Jul Operated by North Shore Transportation Co., Montreal, QUE.

1873 Owned Shaw et al; 130 x 21 3/4 x 10 5/12', 345 gross tons.

1875, Apr Operated by Western Express Line.

1879 Owned Norfolk Transportation Co., Toronto.

1880 Rebuilt, St. Catharines, ONT by Louis Shickluna.

1880, Nov 14 Ashore Point Albino, ONT; released.

1880, Nov 25 Engine broke down near Cleveland, OH.

1882 Owned Graham et al, St. Catharine, QUE.

1882, Jul Towed barge NEW DOMINION.

1882, Nov 10 Stranded with heavy damage & costlty salvage near Little Current, ONT.

1883, Aug Aground in Detroit River, dry docked & repaired at Detroit.

1884, Jun 26 Piled into reef of Peninsula, ONT; raised & towed to Sault St. Marie, ONT.

1884, Oct 31 Released from repairing.

1886 Owned Canadian Pacific Railway Co., Montreal; 377 gross / 227 net tons.

1888, May 9 Sunk by ice near Owen Sound, ONT.

1916 Still listed in PAC as owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Co.

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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GEORGIAN (1864, Propeller)