Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Algerian (Steamboat), C71609, aground, 1 Aug 1889
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Ogdensburg, August 1. -- The ALGERIAN of the Royal Mail Line upbound from Montreal struck a rock this morning near Morrisburg.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      August 2, 1889
Paddle wheel steamer ALGERIAN of 575 tons, and 15 years of age. Bound from Montreal to Toronto stranded in a fog at Farren's Point, Canal bank August 1, 1889. Vessel a partial loss. Home port, Montreal. Amount of loss $300
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1889
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries

Steam paddle ALGERIAN. Official Canada No. 71609. Of 914 tons gross; 575 tons reg. Built Kingston, Ont., 1874. Home port, Montreal, Que. 175.3 x 17.1 x 9.9. Owned by Ther Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion Of Canada on December 31, 1886

Steam paddle KINGSTON. Built at Montreal in 1855. Rebuilt Montreal 1872 and renamed BAVARIAN, rebuilt Kingston 1874 and renamed ALGERIAN, renamed CORNWALL in 1904. Official Canadian Number [in 1874], 71609. 176 x 27 x 10. DISPOSITION. -- Scrapped in 1930
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Vessels
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $300
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Algerian (Steamboat), C71609, aground, 1 Aug 1889