The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George Moffatt (1853)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
33480
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chatham, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-106
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
How:
Wrecked
History

135x24x11 Owned by various ever-changing partnerships. Built by S. Waddell, Chatham Ont. and launched 12/03/53. Engine 32x84 from Detroit. Pollywog: "narrow paddles of great circumference located well aft". Originally 28' diameter, almost immediately trimmed to 25'. Used Montreal-Lake Erie. Held 40 passengers in staterooms. Driven ashore when shaft broke 27/09/61 near Long Point, Lake Ontario; thought to be total loss but rebuilt by Kingston Marine Railway. Rammed lock gate 28/07/64 Welland Canal, left high and dry when canal drained. Finally wrecked 16/12/64 near Bowmanville Ont.

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George Moffatt (1853)