The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Avon (1857)


Year of Build:
1857
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-303
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Presqu'ile, Michigan, U.S.A.
How:
Foundered
History

132x23x11 Owned by a fluid series of partnerships. Built by G. Thurston at Kingston Marine Railway and launched 13/06/57. Engine (from "Tinto") two cylinders 22½x30 working at right angles on same shaft (i.e. "V-2") by Miln & Miln, Montreal. Used Montreal-Upper Lakes. Occasional voyages Halifax-Chicago direct (e. g. early October 1867). Reconditioned 1867 Kingston: new main and upper decks, new boarding, new deck beams.

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Avon (1857)