The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Athabasca (Propeller), C85764, aground, 1 Jun 1887


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Owen Sound.---The Canadian Pacific Railway steamer ATHABASCA was released from Cove Island Sunday afternoon by the Tug SISKIWITT. She arrived here early Monday morning. The barge CHAMBERLAIN took a large portion of the grain off the ATHABASCA and about 10,000 bushels were thrown overboard, after which she came off easily and without damage. She goes on the drydock here to be examined.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. June 23, 1887


Propeller ATHABASCA of 1440 tons, built 1883. Home port, Montreal. Classed A 1. On June 16, 1887 vessel with a cargo of sundries, went ashore on Georgian Bay, owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Got off with hull damage of $8,000 and cargo damage of $5,000.
      1887 Casualty List (partial loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887


Screw steamer ATHASBASCA. Official Canada No. 85764. Of 2,268 gross tons; 1,514 tons register. Built in 1883 at Kelvinhaugh, G. B. Home port, Montreal, Que. 262.8 x 38.2 x 23.2 Owned by Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Register of the
      Dominion of Canada on Dec. 31, 1905


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $8,000
Freight: sundries
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1887
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13472
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.306666 Longitude: -81.725
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Athabasca (Propeller), C85764, aground, 1 Jun 1887