KAKABEKA (1885, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1885
Official Number:
92611
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toronto, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Ferry.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Melancthon Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Marks et al., Port Arthur, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by John Doty Engine Company, Toronto.
Dimensions
Length:
75'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
113
Tonnage (net):
75
Capacity:
300 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sand Island, 2 miles northeast of Silver Islet, Lake Superior.
Date:
15 Dec 1845
How:
Stranded & wrecked.
Notes:
Broke loose from moorings at Silver Islet & went adrift in ice headed toward Edward Island. Wind blew her back & stranded her on sand Island where she wrecked. Machinery removed by MOCKING BIRD.
History

1885, late Apr Launched.

1885 Port Arthur & Fort William ferry route; also Lake Superior north

shore stops & excursions.

1885, May 26 Arrived Port Arthur; towed schooner MIDLAND ROVER; first vessel registered at Port Arthur.

1890, Autumn Owned Harry & Joe Servais.

1894, Apr 17 Registered, Winnipeg, Manitoba; owned Booth Fisheries Corporation; fish, merchandise & passenger trade.

1895, Dec 15 Stranded & wrecked.

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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KAKABEKA (1885, Propeller)