The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Union (1861)


Year of Build:
1861
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Victoria, British Columbia
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ladner, British Columbia, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 66 x 18 -- 30 tons Rebuilt: in 1869

Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel

Approx. 75x15x4 Owned by J. I. Bramley, Lillooet B. C.; to R. D. Dunn, Victoria 1863. Built by J. Trahey, Victoria and launched 07/05/61 as barge; "re-launched" with engines 15/07/61. Engines (2) 9x20 "exactly similar to "Fort Yale"." Sternwheel. Launched as "Maggie Lauder", name changed before first trip. Often used on Harrison River; chartered for telegraph line construction on Naas and Skeena Rivers 1864,65. No confirmation found of engine being "from old threshing machine" and its dimensions make this unlikely. Destroyed by fire 30/07/78 en route Ladner to Moodyville.

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Union (1861)