PORCUPINE (1840, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1840
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Prescott, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
56
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Blakey's Wharf, Prescott, Saint Lawrence River
Date:
19 May 1855
How:
Fire, burned to waterline
Notes:
Towing empty barge, beached; machiery reported salvageable
History

1840 Built at Prescott, Ontario for freight & towing on Lake Ontario

1850 Went ashore on Caloo Island, Lake Ontario

1854 Owned by P. Leseve, hull & machinery second rate, "repaireing &

fitting out"

1855 Owned by Holcomb & Henderson, Montreal; running Saint Lawrence

River towing barges between Kingston, Montreal & Quebec

1855, May 19 Fire broke out & she beached near Mr. Blakey's wharf near

Prescott, Ontario & burned to waterline - crew all escaped

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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PORCUPINE (1840, Steamer)