The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wilson G. Hunt (1849)


Year of Build:
1849
Official Number:
72676
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
New York, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
461
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1878)

186x26x6 Owned by Canadian Pacific Navigation Co. Built by Collyer, New York 1849. Engine 36x108 (maker unknown). Used Victoria-New Westminster 1858-61 and again from 1877. Brought around to California via Cape Horn in 1850 in voyage lasting 322 days including delays at Bermuda and Montivideo. "Put into Bermuda March 11, 1850 en route for California in a most deplorable state, leaking, foremast gone and her upper works nearly torn to pieces, having narrowly escaped foundering at sea during a most violent gale of wind on the 9th inst." (quoted in Quebec "Chronicle").

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Wilson G. Hunt (1849)