The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Georgian (1864)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port McNicoll, Ontario
Tonnage (gross):
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Wrecked By Ice

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 131 x 22 -- 466 tons Rebuilt: in 1874

Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Rebuilt: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

131x22x11 Owned by A. M. Smith & G. Wyatt 1864; "Henderson & Co. " 1868; to North Shore Transportation Co. 1869; to J. Shaw, Port Ryerse Ont. 1872, 1877; to J. C. Graham, Toronto 1880; to Canadian Pacific Railway 1884. Built by J. Potter, Matchedash Ont. (present Port McNicoll). Engine 24x24 by W. P. Bartley, Montreal (possibly from "Nicolet"), re-engined 1880 by Shickluna, St. Catharines. Almost always used Montreal-Upper Lakes. Owners thought to be Confederate sympathizers 1864: vessel searched at Amherstburg, detained at Sarnia, harassed at Collingwood; seems to have stayed in Georgian Bay 1865. Laid up 1878, 1879, rebuilt to 130x22x12 by Shickluna, St. Catharines 1880. Wrecked 25/06/84 Peninsula Harbour near Marathon, Ont., salvaged and damaged by fire while waiting for survey Owen Sound. Sunk by ice 09/05/88 near Owen Sound.

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Georgian (1864)