The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Whistle-Wing (1872)


Year of Build:
1872
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Peterborough, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-31
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

First Rebuild: Official Number: 83412 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 74 x 13 -- 88 tons Rebuilt: in 1879

Original dimensions unknown. Owned by H. Calcutt, Peterborough. First engine unknown, after 1876 14x30 by W. Hamilton, Peterborough. Sank in gale 09/10/78 Rice Lake, stayed on bottom until spring 1879, raised and rebuilt to 74x13x4 by J. Blundell, probably at Peterborough. Licensed for 96 passengers 1886. "Whistle-Wing" was popular name for type of wild duck. "Kingfisher" name persistent but unofficial.

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Whistle-Wing (1872)