The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commodore Barrie (1834)


Year of Build:
1834
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South Bay, Ontario, Canada
How:
Wrecked (Collision)
History

144x38x9 approx. Owned by H. Gildersleeve et al., Kingston, usually chartered to others. Built by Ewen, Kingston and launched 09/05/34. Engines (2) by Ward Foundry, Montreal. Lake Ontario mail steamer. Originally to have been named "Cataraqui" but renamed at last minute when Barrie, Commandant of Royal Navy dockyard at Kingston, was posted back to England. Designed for Bay of Quinte service, was rather lightly built for open lake. Speed increased by new boiler 1836. Wrecked in collision with schooner "Canada" 30/04/42 South Bay, Prince Edward County, Ont.

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Commodore Barrie (1834)