The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Caribou (Propeller), C116249, 1904

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Steam screw HIRAM R. DIXON.* Official U. S. No. 95761. Of 597 gross tons. Built Mystic, Conn., 1882. Rebuilt at Goderich, Ont., in 1904.
      144.8 x 26.6 x 10.5.
      * Renamed HIRAM R. DIXON - Canada - 1901 [ C 107600]
      CARIBOU - Canada - 1904 [ C 116249]
      Information courtesy Lachlan MacRae


Steam screw HIRAM R. DIXON. U. S. No. 95761. 155.99 tons gross; 97.24 tons net. Built Mystic Bridge, Conn., 1882. Home port, New York, N.Y. 118.0 x 20.5 x 9.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

Hiram R. Dixon. Steam. 282 tons. ---- ft. Built 1882-1902. Owner: Dominion Fish Co., Owen Sound.
      Blue Book of American Shipping, 1903

HIRAM R. DIXON.- Booth Fish Company (Chicago) packet built in 1883 at Mystic CT. On the Lakes since 1892. Sold Canadian in 1901. Sailed on Georgian Bay for the Dominion Fish Co., a Booth subsidiary. Burned at Michipicoten Harbour, Lake Superior, in 1903. According to the Milwaukee Public Library, rebuilt in 1904 as Caribou at Goderich - probably just bits and pieces were used.
      Information courtesy Lachlan MacRae

CARIBOU - "Canadian steamboat built in 1882 or 1883 at Mystic, Conn. as the Hiram R. Dixon. Renamed Caribou in 1904 when rebuilt by William Marlton at Goderich, Ont. Owners include: A. Booth & Co., Chicago, Ill.; United States & Dominion Transportation Co.; Dominion Fish Co., Winnipeg, Man.; later Booth Fisheries of Canada, Toronto, Ont.; Dominion Transportation Co.; Owen Sound Transportation Co. 1955 abandoned and dismantled at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont." (Milwaukee Public Library)
      Information courtesy Lachlan MacRae

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Caribou (Propeller), C116249, 1904