The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dromedary (1868)


Year of Build:
1868
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Dalhousie, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
461
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

120x23x11 Owned by Steel, McIlwraith & Galbraith, Hamilton 1868; D. Butters, Montreal 1877; Burrows & Crenshaw, Hamilton 1881. Built by W. H. Andrews, Port Dalhousie 1868. Custom-house measure (pre-1877) 219t. "A very peculiar-looking propeller" ("Globe" 1868). Used Montreal-Upper Lakes. Stranded in fog 23/09/71 near Brockville. Rammed and sank barge "Royal Oak" 13/06/73 Lachine Canal. Destroyed by fire 18/11/82 Hamilton Bay. Stated being rebuilt as steam barge by Robertson, Hamilton 1884. If so, later name unknown.

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Dromedary (1868)