The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cherokee (Propeller), C77691, 1882

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Propeller CHEROKEE. Of 135 tons. Built at Windsor in 1866 by Jenkins, rebuilt 1880. Owned by Playfair, et al. Home port, Toronto. Value $9,000 Class A 2. Formerly prop. FLORENCE.
      Inland lloyds Vessel Classification
      Canadian Hulls, 1882

Steam screw CHEROKEE. * Official Canadian No. 77691. Of 179 tons gross; 121 tons reg. Built at Windsor, Ont., in 1866 and rebuilt in July 1880 by H. Jenkins at Windsor, Ont. Owned by the Ontario Lumber Co. Of 90 horse power, round stern, built of wood, carvel built. 92.0 x 20.0 x 7.9
      * Formerly FLORENCE.
NOTATIONS:-- Broken up, wear & tear. Registry closed March 1898
      Port of Toronto Shipping Register
      National Archives, Ottawa. R G. 12 A 1, Vol. 239
      Microflil Roll No. C2454

      FLORENCE. of 132 tons. Built Windsor in 1866. passenger vessel. 86 x 20 x 7. DISPOSITION. -- Scrapped c1880
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamers
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930
      VESSEL LAUNCH. - A steamer called the FLORENCE was launched on Saturday afternoon, from the ship yard of the Messrs, Jenkins, some two miles from Windsor. Her lenght over all is 95 feet; beam 25 feet and depth of hold 12 feet 4 inches. She is designed for general purposes, such as towing and freighting; has a return flue boiler, with late improvements; a 21 inch square cylinder, with wrought-iron shafts, in size 6 inches outboard and 6-1/2 inches inside; a wheel of the Philadelphia pattern, 6 feet 10 inches; machinery designed by Mr. D.G. McAlpine, and built by Mr. Gill, of St. Catharines.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 29, 1866

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Cherokee (Propeller), C77691, 1882