The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frances (1864)


Year of Build:
1864
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bedford Mills, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
47
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Sorel, Quebec, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

55x11x8 Owned by G. Chaffey & Co., Brockville; to J. Smith, Ottawa 1872; J. W. McRae & Co. 1877; T. Owens, Stonefield Ont. 1880; T. H. Kirby, Ottawa 1886. With barge "Algoma" in tow, hit and knocked out lower gate of Lock 3, Jones Falls 16/07/69: gates not fully mitred when sluices opened. Carried into Lock 2 onto another barge, both smashed into second gates and finished in Lock 1 which was full at the time and gates held. Two killed. Canal closed five weeks as no spare gates were available. Destroyed by fire 06/09/77 near Sorel.

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Frances (1864)