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Minnehaha (Propeller), sunk, 11 Oct 1895


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MINNEHAHA Screw Steamer. Can. Reg. No.78027. Registered at the port of Collingwood, 13 years of age. 22 Tons Reg. Ran on a rock and sunk on the East shore of Georgian Bay, October 11, 1895. She was bound from Parry sound to Penetanguishene. A total loss. Amount of loss $5,000
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1895
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries. Sessional Papers 1911

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MINNEHAHA Georgian Bay Tug. listed in the 1896 Steamboat Inspection List of :- "Statement of Steam Vessels, Lost, Broken up, or Laid up as
      Unfit For Service During the Year 1895"

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      Port of Collingwood - No. 2 of 1882 - Official number,78027

Name....................... MINNEHAHA
Type....................... Steam screw
Tonnage.................... 31.64 Tons Gross. Deductions 10.12
      21.52 Tons Reg.
Where Built................ Parry Sound
When Built................. 1882
Builders name.............. John Potter, of Oakville
Date of Register at Collingwood:- Sept.11,1882
Date of previous Registry, if any:- none, new
Description of vessel:-
Length.................. 60 feet
Breadth................. 13 feet
Depth of hold........... 6 feet & 6 tenths

Decks................... One
Masts................... None
Stern.................... Round
How built............. Carvel
Galleries...............None
Head.................... Plain
Framework...........Wood
Present Master....John Clany (?sp.)

Engine:- one high pressure, foreign built 1869 by H. Notter of Buffalo. dia. of Cylinder 112 inches. length of stroke 141 inches, 25 Horse Power

Owners :- John C. Miller, Parry Sound, Ont. Lumber Merchant, owns all sixty four shares.

REGISTRY NOTATIONS :-This vessel foundered Oct. 11th. 1895 in the locality about a quarter mile Southwest of One Tree Island in the Georgian Bay, on the inside channel running between Penetanguishene and Parry Sound, and became a total loss. Her certificate of British Registry was lost with her. Register closed the twentieth day of April 1909. Her form 20 received 24th. May 1909

NOTE:-- The wreck of the MINNEHAHA, lies in shallow water in a bay (Terry's Bay) Galbraith Island, within Monument Channel.


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1895
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Local identifier:
McN.W.10047
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.025833 Longitude: -80.015555
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Minnehaha (Propeller), sunk, 11 Oct 1895