The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alexandra (Steamboat), 1876

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Steamer ALEXANDRA [C]. Of [no entry] tons. Built at Montreal in 1866 by A. Cantin. Owned by Ross, et al. Home port, Montreal. Value, $20,000. Class B 1. REMARKS. -- Formerly Tug CYLINDER.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Vessel Classifications for 1876
      Steamer ALEXANDRA. [C]. Of 157 tons. Built at Montreal in 1854 by A. Cantin. Owned by Bay Of Quinte S. B. Co. Home port, Picton. Value $11,000. Class E. REMARKS. -- Rebuilt in 1862.
      Register of the Ships of the lake
      and River St. Lawrence, 1864
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      Port of Picton Vessel Register- Register Number 8
Type Steamer/Barge
Tons 153
When built 1862
Where built Sorel
Builders name & date of certificate. -- Dan & John McCarthy, Nov. 14, 1862
      Length 152 feet & 6/10ths.
      Breadth 25 feet & 9/10ths
      Depth of hold 8 feet & 6/10ths.
      Masts One
      Stern Square
      Bowsprit Nil
      How built Carvel
      Rigged Not, Steamer
      Figure-head None
      Decks One
      Length of Engine Room; 72 feet, 150 tons weight.
Subscribing owners. -- Paul McCuaig of Picton

NOTATIONS: -- Vessel burned Oct. 26, 1864 in the Beauharnois Canal. Register closed Dec. 7, 1864

The ALEXANDRA was built from the hull of the steamer CASTOR, which was broken up by the ice in 1862.

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      Steamer CASTOR. [C]. [no tonnage given] Built at Montreal in 1852. Owned by the Lake St. Peter Co. Home port, Montreal. Class hull, A 1* Class stores, A1*. REMARKS. -- Hull & engine good.
      Register of British Shipping
      Inland Waters, 1854
NOTE. -- It would appear that the ALEXANDRA was rebuilt after her burning in 1864, and that CASTOR and not CYLINDER was the original vessel. ? [no vessel by name of CYLINDER was found.]

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Alexandra (Steamboat), 1876