The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Prefontaine (1895)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
103557
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sorel, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
214
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
How:
Wrecked
History

First Rebuild: Official Number: 103557 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 142 x 30 -- 434 tons Rebuilt: in 1898

Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw

110x23x8 Owned by St. Lawrence Canadian Navigation Co. Built by N. Paul, Sorel 1895. Seems to have had three sets of engines: First 17x12 by Beauchemin & Co., Sorel; in 1898 14-26x14 by G. A. Pontbriand, Sorel; in 1902 13-26x18 by Pontbriand. Originally steam barge, greatly rebuilt (to 202x31x8) for passengers 1903. Wrecked 03/08/15 mouth of Jacques Cartier River, rebuilt barge.

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Prefontaine (1895)