COLONIST (1854, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
33481
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sarnia, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Robert Steed
Original Owner and Location:
James Potter, Sarnia, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
134'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
341
Tonnage (net):
207
Final Disposition
Final Location:
25 mi. SE, Straits of Mackinac.
Lake Huron.
Date:
21 Nov 1869
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Flour, wheat.
Notes:
Sprung a leak & foundered while bound Milwaukee - Montreal; had pounded heavily in gale Nov 17 near Manitowoc, WI.
History

1855 Owned Holcomb & Henderson, Montreal, QUE; ran Montreal, Toronto, & Hamilton line.

1858 Ran Montreal, Toronto, & Hamilton line with GEO. MOFFAT & BRANTFORD.

1863 Owned Jacques, Tracy, & Co., Montreal, QUE.

1863, Feb Repaired Kingston Marine Railway.

1865 Owned Montreal parties; ran between Chicago & Lake Superior ports.

1866 Owned Pridham, Montreal, QUE.

1869, Nov 21 Sunk, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Canadian Sessional Papers
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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COLONIST (1854, Propeller)