FIRE FLY (1844, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1844
Official Number:
33438
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Sharp stern; sister to RICHELIEU, 1842.
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Parkyn
Original Owner and Location:
Robert Holmes, Montreal, QUE.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
108.3'
Beam:
17.9'
Depth:
6.2'
Tonnage (old style):
45.23
Final Disposition
Date:
30 Dec 1910
How:
Registry closed, "broken up".
History

1846, Apr 23 Owned John Holmes, Chateaugay, QUE & Soc. Nav. du Lac St. Pierre.

1853, Mar 7 Owned McMartin & McNaughton et al.

1853, Nov 14 Damaged in collision, St. Lawrence River.

1854, May Owned J. & F. McCuaig & Co.; ran Rideau Canal, Kingston - Ottawa.

1854, Dec 26 Owned J. & Hugh McLennan, Montreal, QUE.

1855 Rebuilt at Montreal.

1855, Apr Owned Mr. Farrel.

1857, Jul 7 Drydocked for repairs.

1858, May 22 Described on Lake Ontario as "small steamer of 24 tons".

1859 - 60 Assisted vessels.

1864 Owned James Moodie, Toronto, ONT; iron ferry; 50 tons.

1866 Owned Richelieu Co., Sorel, QUE.

1869 92 gross / 46 registered tons.

1872 Passenger steamer, St. Frances & Sorel.

1875 Owned William Anglin, Kingston, ONT (managing owner of Richelieu Co.?).

1876 Rebuilt; 214 gross / 129 registered tons; owned Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., Montreal; C33438.

1879 Listed as MOUCHE A` FEU (French for FIRE FLY).

1880, Jun Hull shortened one foot to go through locks; repaired from last season's damage.

1910 Broken up.

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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FIRE FLY (1844, Steamer)