The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dolphin (1833)

Also known as:
Black Hawk
Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
French Creek, New York
Final Disposition
Broken Up

Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1836) as Black Hawk

106x18x7 Owned by Messrs. Jones, Brockville; to Ferguson & McGibbon 1841. Built by G. Weeks, French Creek, N.Y. 1833. Engine by Avery, Syracuse, N.Y. "formed on a new plan which, as yet, has not been very successful". Used Prescott-Dickinson's Landing at first, then run down as towboat Coteau-Cornwall 1841, then farther down to Lachine-Cascades 1842. Ran down Long Sault Rapids autumn 1838 with "state prisoners" at Government expense: vessel must be brought back or paid for. Drawn back up rapids November 1838, took nearly four weeks. First through new Ste. Annes lock 1843. "Not a vessel of any pretensions"

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Dolphin (1833)