The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Inkerman (1852)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Quebec, Quebec
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Blew Up

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Rebuilt: Portsmouth, Ontario, Canada in 1854

Dimensions unknown. Owned by H. McIntosh & J. Morton, Kingston. Built as barge, rebuilt steamer, lengthened 20' and "double-arched" by G. N. Ault, Portsmouth Ont. 1854. Engines (2) 22x24 by Kingston Foundry, from "Ireland". "She has what is called a clear run fore and aft and, her deck being enclosed, or cabined, renders her particularly well adapted for emigrant passengers as well as freight of any kind. " (Kingston "Daily News") Used Quebec to Lake Ontario. Boiler also from wrecked "Ireland", lengthened, retubed, new crown sheet and additional steam drums. Little (or no) pressure testing done after this alteration. Destroyed by boiler explosion 29/05/57 Toronto. Boiler leaked so badly that oatmeal and sal ammoniac had been added to stop leaks [standard practice at the time] causing foaming and false reading in the gauge glass: boiler ran dry.

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Inkerman (1852)