The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chief Commissioner (1872)


Year of Build:
1872
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Final Disposition
How:
Rebuilt Floating Dock
History

Length approx 100'. Owned by Hudson's Bay Co. Built at Lower Fort Garry, Man. and launched 14/05/72. Engine 14x18 by C. Dumont, Cincinnati Ohio, to "Colvile". (Not sternwheel) Intended for Lake Manitoba but rivers too shallow to get there. Unsuitable for Lake Winnipeg. Machinery removed 1875 and hull became "wharf boat". Never registered.

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Chief Commissioner (1872)