The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Quebec (1874)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
71212
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chatham, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
1065
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Thunder Bay, Michigan, U.S.A.
How:
Foundered
History

Later Registration: U.S.A. (1885)

First Rebuild: Official Number: 71212 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 186 x 35 -- 1404 tons Rebuilt: in 1879

193x35x13 Owned by Northwest Transportation Co. Built by Chisholm & Simpson, Chatham Ont. and launched 12/08/74. First engines (2) 34x36 acting on same shaft, by G. N. Oill, St. Catharines; replaced at unknown date by 18-44x36 by Burrows & Chapman. Used Sarnia-Lakehead. Custom-house measure (pre-1877) 803t. Stranded in fog 28/10/78 Magnetic Shoal near Cockburn Island Ont., repaired Detroit. Wrecked 15/07/85 St. Joseph Island near Soo, raised. Very difficult salvage: broke chains and slipped back twice. Specially strong chains had to be forged at Buffalo and salvage was barely completed before winter.

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Quebec (1874)