The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ontario (1868)


Year of Build:
1868
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
80
Final Disposition
How:
Abandoned
History

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 58 x 15 -- 80 tons Rebuilt: Lindsay, Ontario, Canada in 1873

51x16x4 Owned by W. S. Sexton, Port Perry 1873; J. Thurston, Lindsay 1886. Tug with some passenger space. Apparently sternwheel, at least originally: "For the nonce the Captain has this time tried his hand at something new, having adopted the large stern wheel, a la the boats so fashionable on the Mississippi" ("Globe" 1868.) Custom-house measure (pre-1877) 39t. Launched after rebuilding 07/05/73. Condemned as passenger boat 1883.

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Ontario (1868)