The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Earl Cathcart (1846)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Amherstburg, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-363
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
How:
Burnt
History

Later Registration: U.S.A. (1852)

133x27x7 Owned by T. F. Park (Erie & St. Lawrence Transportation Co.). Built by Jones, Amherstburg Ont., and launched 23/07/46. Engines (2) by Cayuga Co., Cleveland Ohio. Used Montreal-Upper Lakes. New upper cabins and staterooms 1849 (previously 30 passengers in cabins). ` Main deck now all clear for deck passengers. Advertised direct trip to California gold rush to leave Montreal November 1850; voyage cancelled. Illegally condemned by U.S. Customs 1852 for "breach of revenue laws"; later found false accusation but vessel kept in U.S. nevertheless.

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Earl Cathcart (1846)