The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Transit (1856)


Year of Build:
1856
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toronto, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
109
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
How:
Burnt (Arson)
History

115x17x5 (width over paddle boxes 26') Owned by C. Hood, Toronto 1868; J. Edgar, Hamilton 1877; J. Leigh, Orono Ont. 1880. Built by Hayes Bros., Toronto 1856. Abandoned immediately on launching, sank about two years later. Wreck purchased by C. Hood 1868, raised and hull reconditioned at Oakville; new cabin work and engine at Toronto winter 1868-69. Became double-end ferry "sharp at both ends". Used on Toronto and Hamilton Bays until 1878, then excursions from Belleville. Gale carried away hurricane deck 05/07/76 Hamilton. Destroyed by fire 07/05/80 Belleville (arson). Hull scuttled, later taken to Kingston. Almost nothing official on this one.

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Transit (1856)