The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Silver Spray (1864)


Year of Build:
1864
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Dalhousie, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-173
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 134 x 17 -- 401 tons Rebuilt: Chatham, Ontario, Canada in 1871

134x17x9 Owned by J. H. Moor, Port Dalhousie 1866; J. V. Detlor, 1869; Packer & Co., Owen Sound 1874; H. S. Robertson, Owen Sound 1877; F. J. Smith 1878. Built by Donaldson & Andrews, Port Dalhousie and launched 02/07/64. Engine 36x72 from "Canadian". First route Toronto-Port Dalhousie; Lake Huron thereafter except Lake Ontario 1873. Sunk in collision with "Comet" 13/08/69 mouth of St. Clair River. Eventually salvaged and towed, bottom up, to Detroit 26/08/71. Purchased there and taken to Chatham to be rebuilt with "new decks, guards and upper works". Custom-House measure (pre-1877) at this time 204t. Stability poor; false sides added 1874. Destroyed by fire 29/03/78 while fitting out at Owen Sound.

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Silver Spray (1864)