The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Swallow (1868)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
74021
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Burlington, Iowa
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sternwheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
38
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Red River, Manitoba, Canada
How:
Wrecked By Ice
History

Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1875)

78x14x3 Owned by J. Flanagan, Winnipeg 1877; Winnipeg & Western Transportation Co. 1878. Built by Baker & Fawcett, Burlington Iowa 1868. Engine(s) 7½x16 by builder. Sternwheel. First used Red River below Fort Garry. "Dragged herself over St. Andrews Rapids" after some boulders cleared away September 1875, used Winnipeg-Selkirk. Capsized in wind 02/05/78 near Winnipeg, stated to be rebuilt as freight boat.

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Swallow (1868)