The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Corinthian (1864)


Year of Build:
1864
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
1062
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cedars Rapids, Ontario, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

176x41x10 Owned by C. Gildersleeve, Kingston; to Canadian Inland Steam Navigation Co. 1867; later Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. Built by G. N. Ault at Jenkins yard, Portsmouth Ont. and launched 14/12/64. Engine by Canadian Engine & Machinery Works, Kingston. Built for Port Hope-Rochester, later Lake Ontario mail steamer. "Designed by Mr. Ault from the lines of the "New Era" but with flaring sides." ("Globe") Draft sent to Glasgow for fabrication. When it came, there were: "1079 bars, plates and pieces of iron, 11 casks of iron work, 80 boxes of rivets and bolts". Maiden voyage 24/06/65. Broke walking beam and piston rod 25/07/65 en route to Rochester, laid up until 16/09 for repairs. Destroyed by fire 20/09/92 Cedars Rapids.

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Corinthian (1864)