The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Arabian (1851)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-350
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.A.
How:
Wrecked (Blockade Runner)
History

174x24x18 Owned by A. Heron & Co. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. and launched 30/06/51. Engines 48x132 by builder. Lake Ontario mail steamer. Ashore 22/07/57 Île Madame, Que., refloated a month later. Seized by sheriff re bankruptcy of owner, sold for operation below Montreal summer 1858. Boiler exploded 15/10/62 L'Islet, Que., 4 killed. Sold 1862 to Confederate states as U. S. Civil War blockade runner. Destroyed 15/09/63 off Wilmington N. C. after grounding while trying to escape Northern pursuers.

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Arabian (1851)