The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Columbian (Steamboat), C51695, 1870

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Steamer COLUMBIAN. [C] Of [no entry] tons. Built at Clayton in 1847 by J. Oades. Ownerd by Perry & Co. Home port, Montreal. Value [no entry] Class, C 1. REMARKS. - formerly CATARACT.
      Board of Marine Inspectors
      Classification of Lake vessels & Barges, 1871

Steamer CATARACT. Of 577 tons. Built at Clayton in 1847 by J. Oades. Owned by the American Steam Boat Company. Home port, Ogdensburg. Value $ 16,600. Class, C 1.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

      The steamer CATARACT, built 1845 or 1846 has been renamed COLUMBIAN and sold to the Welland Canal Company.
      Toronto Globe
      November 21, 1870
Paddle wheel steamer COLUMBIAN.* Of 854 tons gross. Built at Ogdensburg, N.Y., in 1847.
Became Canadian 1868. Official Canadian No. 51695. 224 x 28 x 10.
      * Formerly U.S. CATARACT. DISPOSITION:- Scrapped in 1871.
      Provisional List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
      [Inland and Coastal] 1809 to 1930.

Steam screw CATARACT. U.S. No. 4934. Of 577 tons gross. Built at Ogdensburg, N.Y. in 1847. Home port, Ogdensburg, N.Y. DISPOSITION:-- Foreign 1867.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      Lytle - Hold-Camper list - 1790 to 1868

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Columbian (Steamboat), C51695, 1870