The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lake Erie (1873)


Year of Build:
1873
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catharines, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
729
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Michigan, U.S.A.
How:
Foundered (Collision)
History

136x23x7 Owned by Lake & River Steamship Co., Hamilton. Built by M. Simpson, St. Catharines and launched 22/05/73. Engine by T. Willson, Dundas Ont. Carried 45 cabin passengers. Custom-House measure (pre-1877) 464t. Used Montreal-Upper Lakes. Sunk in collision with "Northern Queen" 24/11/81 off Poverty Island, Lake Michigan, 1 killed.

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Lake Erie (1873)