The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Islander (1846)

Also known as:
Bruce (1862); Seaman
Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kelly's Island, Ohio
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hull, Quebec, Canada

Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1858)

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 100 x 17 -- -107 tons Rebuilt: Goderich, Ontario, Canada in 1862

100x17x8 Owned by Van Every & Rumball, Goderich; Detlor & Son, Goderich 1866; D. S. Booth, Brockville 1868; to Schofield & Rochester, Ottawa 1873; to "Mr. Bourgeau", Aylmer Que. 1874. Built by D. Dibble, Kelley's Island Ohio 1846. Launched 14/07/62 after rebuilding Goderich. Engines (2) by Runciman, Goderich (after 1862). "Rebuilt and cylinder enlarged" 1868. "Hull and deck work almost entirely new." (1862) Used on Upper Lakes; to Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence 1867, Rideau Canal 1873. Sank 20/06/74 Ottawa (overloaded), raised early July. Destroyed by fire in winter quarters 20/03/75 Hull Que. Hulk raised 1982 and re-sunk for divers Ottawa.

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Islander (1846)