The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rupert (1877)


Year of Build:
1877
Official Number:
75660
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Quebec, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
250
Final Disposition
How:
Rebuilt Scow
History

First Rebuild: Official Number: 75660 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 147 x 26 -- 512 tons Rebuilt: Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1881

147x26x10 Owned by J. Wilson, Quebec 1877; to Cornell & Walmsley, Toronto 1881, 1886. Built by J. Wilson, Quebec 1877. Engine 42x120 (maker unknown, made 1854). Built as towboat, rebuilt for passengers by Powers, Kingston 1881. Very unstable afterwards, had to be heavily ballasted. False sides added Toronto 1882. New staterooms on promenade deck, bigger upper cabin 1884. Excursions etc. from Toronto after rebuilding. Last used 1889. Reported broken up early 1893, but "ramshackle old hulk now doing duty as a boathouse at Princess St. wharf [Toronto]" (Toronto "World" 1895).

Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Rupert (1877)
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Rupert (1877)