HERCULES (1856, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1856
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Garden Island, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Towboat.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Henry Roney
Original Owner:
Dexter D. Calvin
Ownership Notes:
Calvin & Breck.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
57 x 120" engine.
Dimensions
Length:
122.2'
Beam:
25.8'
Depth:
11.5'
Tonnage (gross):
470
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Kingston, ONT. Lake Ontario
Date:
19 Dec 1871
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Destroyed by fire in winter quarters with HIGHLANDER. 1873, Jun 5 Attempts to raise vessel.
History

1858, Sep 10 Boiler explosion, St. Lawrence River; 7 lives lost.

1860 Owned Calvin & Breck, Garden Island; 566 tons.

1866 Same owners, Kingston, ONT.

1869 470 gross tons.

1871, Dec 9 Burned in winter quarters, Kingston, 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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HERCULES (1856, Steamer)