The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Minissitunk (1834)


Year of Build:
1834
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Goderich, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
How:
Foundered (Collision)
History

Dimensions unknown. Built by Hathaway, Goderich and launched April 1834. Engine by Sheldon & Dutcher, Toronto. Owned by Canada Company. Used Goderich-Amherstburg, later on Thames River. Maiden voyage Goderich-Windsor 16/07/34. "In her model she differed from any other on either of the lakes". "She has immense bearings, is furnished with 5 keelsons (let in and bolted to her timbers)" (Windsor "Canadian Emigrant"). Sunk 31/05/39 in collision with "Erie" near Amherstburg. See comments concerning name in #3707.

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Minissitunk (1834)