The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Counter (1853)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
33051
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
296
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ste. Croix, Quebec, Canada
How:
Wrecked By Ice
History

206x34x6 (width over paddle boxes 56') Owned by O. S. Gildersleeve, Kingston; to N. M. Backus, Montreal 1854; to A. & D. Shaw, Montreal 1855. Built by Kingston Marine Railway and launched 20/07/53. Engine 46x132 by Kingston Foundry (to "Monarch"). Built as Kingston-Cape Vincent train ferry, switched after five weeks to Bay of Quinte towboat, ran rapids to Montreal late 1854 and used as towboat Montreal-Quebec. "Does not look very admirably [sic] in the water, much too tottleish [sic]" (Kingston "Whig"). Wrecked by ice 25/11/55 Ste. Croix Que. while being towed Quebec-Sorel.

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John Counter (1853)