First Rebuild: Official Number: 77697 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 177 x 25 -- 806 tons Rebuilt: Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada in 1882
136x25x7 Built for G. & J. Malcolmson, Hamilton (usually chartered to others for operation). Sold to R. O. McKay, Hamilton 1892. Used in passenger and freight trade anywhere from Montreal to Duluth. Built by "Capt. Zealand's yard", Hamilton, launched 08/01/67. One of earliest with composite hull, i. e. wood sheathing on iron frame; in 1874 still the only such vessel on the lakes. Custom-house measure (pre-1877) 339t. Caught in ice at Duluth by early freeze-up 1872, wintered there. Engine 32x33 by F. G. Beckett & Co., Hamilton. Rebuilt 1882 to 177x25x10 by Muir Brothers, Port Dalhousie. Originally had 14 staterooms, accommodation expanded 1894. Wrecked Brule Point, Michipicoten 12/11/96. (This date obtained from contemporary newspaper: "Official" date 05/11)
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