NOVELTY (1851, Steamer)


Also known as:
CORRA LINN
Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Guthrie invention: transverse propeller at bow to navigate without a rudder.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
James Tibbets
Master Carpenter:
Guthrie?
Original Owner:
James Tibbets
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
Engine taken from Canal Pumping Works.
Dimensions
Length:
120'
Beam:
16'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
60 (150)
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Salmon Island Shoal, 2 miles offshore near Kingston, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
 Sep 1856
How:
Driven ashore in storm.
Final Cargo:
70 +/- passengers (rescued).
History

Ran Kingston, ONT to Belleville, ONT.

Unknown date Owned Jacob & John C. Bonter, Belleville.

1854, May Collided with steamer CANADIAN, Bay of Quinte.

1855 Owned David Shaw.

1855, Jul Collided with steamer TIBBETTS near Kingston; collided with propeller MOIRA.

1855, Sep 24 Renamed CORRA LINN, Kingston.

1856, Sep Wrecked; owned A. & D. Shaw.

1858, Nov 13 Rammed & sunk by FASHION, Lancaster, ONT.

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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NOVELTY (1851, Steamer)