The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
California (1873)


Year of Build:
1873
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Hamilton, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
668
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
How:
Burnt Rebuilt Barge After Fire
History

First Rebuild: Official Number: 85309 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 180 x 26 -- 901 tons Rebuilt: Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada in 1883

137x24x14 Owned by D. Butters, Montreal 1877; S. Crangle & J. Geddes, Toronto 1886. Built by Robertson Bros., Hamilton 1873. Rebuilt to 180x26x11 by Muir Bros., Port Dalhousie 1883. Engine 34x34 by T. Willson, Dundas Ont. Used Montreal-Upper Lakes. Saloon tripled in size 1881 Toronto. Upper deck aft enclosed as ladies' parlour 1884. Licensed for 125 passengers 1886. Wrecked when cargo shifted in storm St. Helen's Island, Mackinac Straits, 5 killed. Became American steam barge, ultimately destroyed by fire 24/11/04 Collingwood.

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California (1873)