The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hector (Propeller), U11195, aground, 29 Nov 1873

Full Text

The new tug HECTOR is ashore at Sugar Loaf Pt. on the Canada side. She will probably be a total loss, though an effort will be made to save her boiler and engine. The HECTOR came out only this fall, and was considered one of the finest tugs in the Canadian waters.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 1, 1873 3-5

      . . . . .

      Port Colborne, Nov. 29 - The fine tug HECTOR is ashore above Sugar Loaf Point. She will likely be a total loss. They will try to save the boiler and engine. She only came out this fall and was considered the best tug in Canadian waters.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, December 1, 1873

      . . . . .

      St. Catharines, Dec. 2 - The engines and boiler have been taken out of the tug HECTOR, which went ashore at Port Colborne a few days ago, and an effort will be made to float her off. She is valued at over $15,000.
      The Toronto Mail
      Wednesday, December 3, 1873

      . . . . .

      Port Colborne - Particulars of the Great Gale - The tug HECTOR, that was lying on the reef, has been carried up on high land by the heavy seas.
      The Toronto Mail
      Saturday, December 6, 1873

The Canadian tug HECTOR is still listed in the 1875 Underwriters Register.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Hector (Propeller), U11195, aground, 29 Nov 1873