CHIPPEWA (1893, Excursion Vessel)


Year of Build:
1893
Official Number:
100753
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Hamilton, ONT
Vessel Type:
Excursion Vessel
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Hamilton Bridge Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Niagara Navigation Co., Toronto, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
5
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
75 x 132" condensing fletcher beam engine. 10 x 21', 45# gunboat boilers, Hamilton Bridge.
Dimensions
Length:
308.5'
Beam:
36.3'
Depth:
12.5'
Tonnage (gross):
1514
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
19 Sep 1939
How:
Scrapped.
Notes:
Scrapped by Steel Co. of Canada, Ltd.
History

1893, May 2 Launched Hamilton, ONT.

1893 - 1913 Owned Niagara Navigation Co., Ltd., Toronto, ONT.

1893, Aug 10 Set speed record at 20 mph, fastest passenger vessel afloat.

1913 - 1939 Owned Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd., Montreal QUE. Ran from Toronto - Queenston, ONT, during entire time of service.

1939, Sep 26 Registry closed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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

CHIPPEWA (1893, Excursion Vessel)
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