The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern (1872)

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274x33x16 Owned by Mitchell & Co. Built by Jones, Quiggin & Co., Liverpool England 1865. Engines (2 oscillating) by James Jack & Co., Liverpool. Bought for use Montreal-Pictou. Arrived Quebec 16/7/72 from United Kingdom, laid up until November 1872 when sent to Sydney N. S. to assist sister "Southern" stranded there. Wrecked 11/06/73 Île d'Orléans on first trip for new service. Peculiar construction of vessel caused considerable comment in report on wreck. Excerpts: Long ship, fine at both ends, no keel. Bow rudder plated over, two stern posts with rudder between them. "Was raised and made larger after she was built while the rudder was allowed to remain as it was originally." Difficult vessel to steer and did not answer her helm properly. Wreck raised and towed to Quebec, made minimum repairs, left for London 30/8/74. Put into Halifax 06/09/74 leaking, to be repaired. No further note found.

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Northern (1872)