HERO (1878, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1878
Official Number:
77568
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sorel, QUE
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Girard & Frechette
Ownership Notes:
Builder also listed as Beauchauier et fils, Sorel, QUE.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 x 72", 200hp, 40rpm engine, Beanchemin, Sorel (1878). 6.6' x 18.6', 53# steam locomotive boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
127'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
306
History

1880 Made passenger vessel; owned C.F. Gildersleeve, Kingston, ONT.

1881, Feb 21 Extensive repairs, Kingston, ONT; new salon, ladies cabin, guards & bulwarks, wheels strengthened.

1885, Aug 25 Exploded, St. Lawrence River; rebuilt, 342 gross / 199 net tons, C77586.

1895, Nov 7 Bound Deseronto - Picton, ONT, damaged by collision, Bay of Quinte.

1899 Owned L.O. & Rx Q.S.B. Co., Montreal, QUE; river & bay passenger trade.

1900 Owned Lake Ontario Navigation Co.

1901, Jun 14 Burned & sank at Belleville, ONT dock; boiler explosion.

1901, Oct Raised.

1911, Aug 20 Collision with tug CHIEFTAIN, St. Lawrence River.

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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