The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rescue (1855)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
33528
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, New York
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
350
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1858)

122x23x10 Owned by J. Dick et al. 1858; to J. McMurrich, Toronto 1861; to Provincial Government. 1866; to St. Lawrence Steam Navigation Co. 1873. Built by Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo N.Y. 1855. Engines 2 oscillating. Tug when purchased, cabin work added by L. Shickluna, St. Catharines 1858. Used as gunboat, Lake Huron 1866-72; "armour-plated" Toronto July 1866. Used Georgian Bay-Lakehead 1858-61, 1864-66; Lake Ontario 1861, 1862, 1872, 1873; St. Lawrence below Montreal 1874. "Cut down to the waterline and rebuilt" ("Globe" 1872) by L. Shickluna, St. Catharines.

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Rescue (1855)