LAKE ERIE (1873, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catharines, ONT
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: 1 stack.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Melancthon Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Lake & River Steam Ship Co., Hamilton, ONT.
Ownership Notes:
R.O. McKay.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 34 x 34", 80hp engine, Thomas Wilson & Co., Dundas.
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
23.4'
Depth:
7.4'
Tonnage (gross):
729
Tonnage (net):
464.01
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Poverty Island, mouth of Green Bay.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
24 Nov 1881
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with propeller NORTHERN QUEEN in fog & blizzard; later recovered but not on records.
History

Duplicate of LAKE ONTARIO & LAKE MICHIGAN.

1873, May 23 Launched St. Catharines.

1873 Ran Montreal, QUE - Chicago, IL; 387 gross tons.

1874, Apr Aground Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River; released.

1875 Ran Montreal - Toronto, ONT & St. Catharines.

1876, Sep 26 Stranded Frazier's Shoal, below Edwardsburg, ONT.

1876, Oct Released.

1880, Mar Lengthened.

1880, Sep 20 Grounded Club Island near Owen Sound, ONT; bound Collingwood, ONT - Chicago.

1881, Nov 24 Sunk Lake Michigan; owned charles Cameron & Thomas Long, Collingwood.

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

LAKE ERIE (1873, Package Freighter)
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LAKE ERIE (1873, Package Freighter)