AVON (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: cannaller, 3 watertight compartments
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George Thurston
Master Carpenter:
John Counter
Original Owner and Location:
Hooker, Pridham & Co., Montreal, QUE
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Dimensions
Length:
132' 3"
Beam:
23' 4"
Depth:
10' 5"
Tonnage (old style):
347
Capacity:
3,500 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Presque Isle, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
28 Oct 1869
How:
Broke up after beaching.
Final Cargo:
Grain & flour.
Notes:
Sprung leak in gale Oct 14, beached at 40-Mile Point. Raised by tug MAGNET Oct 22 & towed towards Presque Isle but beached again Oct 23. Salvaged second time Oct 28 but wrecked in new storm. Reported broken up by mid-November.
History

1857, Jul 13 Launched Kingston, ONT.

1860 Owned Hooker Jacques & Co., Montreal, QUE.

1861 Repaired & strengthened.

1862 Received engine of tug DICK TINTO (1854)

1864 Owned Jacques, Tracy & Co., Montreal.

1864, Aug 15 Rescued survivors of burned propeller RACINE near Point Pelee, Lake Erie.

1865 Runs between Montreal, QUE & Chicago, IL.

1869, Oct 14 Stranded near Presque Isle in Lake Huron, wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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AVON (1857, Propeller)