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Frontenac (Brig), 1832


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A new Boat is also to be placed on Lake Erie by a British company; she will be the first boat owned in Canada on the Lake, those at present navigating it belonging exclusively to the American side. The engine of the ALCIOPE, plying on Lake Ontario, and belonging to Robert Hamilton, Esq., of Queenston, will be taken out this fall and placed, we understand, in the Lake Erie Boat. A new high pressure engine of 160 horse power is now preparing in the States for the ALCIOPE, which will very considerably augment the speed of this fine vessel, during the next season of navigation. - Montreal Gazette.
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      August 20, 1831, Page 2


On Saturday last [June 9] a new Steam-boat called the ADELAIDE was launched at Chippawa. This Boat was projected by Robert Hamilton, Esq., a gentleman deserving every patronage for his enterprising spirit; she is stated to be a beautiful craft, and is intended to run between Chippawa and Amherstburg on the British side of Lake Erie.
The UNITED KINGDOM, now on the stocks on the Beach in this Town (formerly the ALCIOPE) will, we understand, be launched some day next week, the property of the above named Gentleman.
A vessel, been repairing on this Beach this spring, is stated to as will be launched to-day.
      Niagara Gleaner
      June 16, 1832, Page 2

     

      The BIRMINGHAM, late the UNITED KINGDOM steam boat, was driven from her moorings at Oswego, and struck the shoals. She was only partly laden at the time, having on board 100 barrels of salt and about 15 tons of merchandise.
      Cobourg Star
      Wednesday, November 25, 1835
     

      Schooner BIRMINGHAN repaired by Niagara harbour & Dock Company during 1835
      Kingston Chronicle & gazette
      May 21, 1836

     
Sale of the UNITED KINGDOM - By Robert hamilton, 380 tons burthen, will carry 1200 barrels of Flour, not attacted by the fever called "shaft breaking," if not sold by Feb. 21, it will be auctioned at Niagara that day.
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      December 27, 1834


Sale of the steamboat UNITED KINGDOM by Robert Hamilton
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      January 1, 1835, p. 1.
     
     
Mention of UNITED KINGDON steam boat being converted into a schooner.
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      October 3, 1835, p. 3 .


The BIRMINGHAM, late the UNITED KINGDOM steam boat, was driven from moorings at Oswego, and struck on the shoals.
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette.
      November 18, 1835 p. 3
     

FRONTENAC, bound from Kingston to Port Dalhousie, cleared at Port Dalhousie May 31, 1840.
      Welland Canal Marine List
      St. Catharines Journal
      Thursday, June 4, 1840
     

Wreck - We learn that during a squall on the afternoon of Thursday the 26th ult., Messrs. Ives' large schooner FRONTENAC, (formerly the UNITED KINGDOM,) sprung a plank and was run ashore on Nicholson's Island, where the crew effected a landing; she has since gone to pieces. Amount of loss £2,250, of which insurance covered about £1,500. - Kingston Herald.
      St. Catharines Journal
      September 9, 1841
     
     
      On the evening of the 26th ult., the large schooner FRONTENAC, belonging to Messrs. Ives of this, sprung a leak while on the lake. The crew effected their escape in the long boat after running the vessel on shore at Nicholson's Island, where she bacame a total wreck. The vessel was valued at £2,250, but we believe was insured.
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      September 1, 1841 p. 3


Steam paddle ALCIOPE, built at Niagara in 1828; renamed UNITED KINGDOM in 1832. Disposition. -- Scrapped c1836.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Vessels
      Inland & Coastal 1809 to 1930
     
     
NOTE: -- [a] Stmr. ALCIOPE, [b] Stmr. UNITED KINGDOM, [c] Schr. BIRMINGHAM. [D] Schr. FRONTENAC [ If the St. Catharines Journal is correct, then the BIRMINGHAM was renamed FRONTENAC. And it seems likely that she may have been rebuilt, after her accident at Nicholson's Island, into the Steamer FRONTENAC, built at Kingston in 1841 and owned by Messrs. Ives of Kingston, however at this time this is mearly supposition.

     
     


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ex Stm. ALCIOPE, UNITED KINGDOM, BIRMINGHAM
Date of Original:
1832
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McN.R.118
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Frontenac (Brig), 1832