The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emerald (1844)


Year of Build:
1844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chippawa, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-96
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake St. Clair
How:
Foundered
History

132x20x9 Owned by D. Bethune, Toronto 1845; McCloud, Amherstburg Ont. 1854. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. Chippewa Ont. (branch yard) and launched 25/11/43. Engine by J. Macklem, Chippewa. Built for Port Robinson-Chippewa-Buffalo, towboat at Sarnia after 1853. "High and dry near Buffalo" in storm 25/10/44. Seized by U.S. Customs fall 1849 because bartender had cloth valued at $8.00 intended to be made into a suit by an American friend who was a tailor; vessel released May 1850 by court order declaring seizure "frivolous". Sank 21/04/55 Lake St. Clair, raised. Sunk 02/12/58 Bear Creek, Lake St. Clair; efforts to raise vessel failed.

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Emerald (1844)