COMET (1876, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1876
Official Number:
71105
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chatham, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Rody
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
8 x 8, 20hp engine, R. Parkinson, Chatham, ONT.
Dimensions
Length:
44.4'
Beam:
8.6'
Depth:
3.6'
Tonnage (gross):
22.33
Tonnage (net):
15.33
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Wingfield Basin, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1883
How:
Stranded & wrecked.
Notes:
Machinery later removed & hull burned.
History

Ran Thames River, then Georgian Bay.

1877 Owned Thomas Nicholl, Chatham, ONT.

1880, Dec 2 Rebuilt 55 x 11 x 4.6; 22.63 gross / 15.33 net tons.

about 1883 Wrecked Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

1886 Owned R.E. Moore, Harrison, ONT.

1911, Oct 18 Registry closed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
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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COMET (1876, Propeller)