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Herald (Propeller), C61138, 1871

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Propeller HERALD. Official Canadian No. 61138. Of 103 tons gross. Built at Detroit in 1870, as JENNIE BRISCOE. 89 x 22 x 5 . Became Canadian in 1871. Rebuilt 1873 as 78 tons gross 94 x 22 x 8, Classed as a steam barge. DISPOSITION. -- Wrecked at Port Stanley, Ont., in 1883.
      Provisional List of Canadian Steamships
      [Inland & Coastal] 1809 to 1930.

The stmb. HERALD, which was sunk by a collision with the prop. DUNKIRK in Lake Huron on Thursday, has had a somewhat unfortunate career since she was first commissioned. She was formerly the JENNIE BRISCOE, and was built at Detroit in 1869. During the season following she came in collision with the prop. FREE STATE, which sunk her, and her captain was drowned, all of which took place in the Detroit River. The charge which in this instance has been attributed to the DUNKIRK is altogether untimely and uncalled for. The captain of the DUNKIRK is a practical seaman of large experience, and at the time of the unfortunate occurrence his lights were buring and in good trim, and his steamer governed strictly in accordance with nautical rules.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 27, 1873

      Bulk propeller JENNIE BRISCOE. U.S. No. 75203. Built Detroit/Wyandotte, Mich., 1870. Of 103 tons gross. 85.0 x 22.0 x 4.6.
      Became Canadian HERALD in 1871 Official Canadian No. 61138. DISPOSITION. -- Wrecked at Port Stanley, Ont., in 1883.
      Detroit/Wyandotte Hull Master List.
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Bowling Green, Ohio.
      Screw Propeller HERALD. Official Canadian No. 61138. Of 73 tons gross; 46 tons Reg. Built at Detroit, Mich., in 1870. 94.2 x 22.1 x 8.1 Owned by R.W. Elliott, Toronto, Merchant
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on Dec. 31, 1874
      Port of Montreal

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Herald (Propeller), C61138, 1871