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Empress (Steamboat), fire, 18 Mar 1868


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The steamer EMPRESS, which was burned at Kingston, on the 18th. was a vessel of 432 tons burden. She was built at Kingston in 1848, by George Thurston, and was formerly known as the NEW ERA. Her value was about $15,000. She was a river steamer.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 28, 1868 3-3

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      Steamer EMPRESS, Canadian steamer of 432 tons. Built Kingston in 1848 by George Thurston. Owned by O.S. Gildersleeve. Home port, Kingston. Value $17,000. Class B. - REMARKS - River Boat. Formerly the NEW ERA. Repaired in 1859
      Register of the Ships of the Lakes
      and River St. Lawrence for I864

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      NEW ERA steamer Built Kingston 1849, name changed to EMPRESS 1864. Rebuilt Portsmouth 1862. 172 x 23 x 9. Burnt Kingston 1868.
      Provisional List of Canadian Steamships
      1809 to 1930 -- World Ship Society



      Wreck Of The Steamer Empress:-- The hull, engines, boilers, anchors, chains, etc. of the steamer EMPRESS, burnt last winter, were sold at auction today by Mr. J.J. Linton, and realized $1,167.50.
      Daily News, Kingston
      May 26, 1868


      The hull of the old steamer EMPRESS was floated and will be taken to Garden Island. She was damaged by fire.
      Toronto Globe
      October 10, 1870
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      Part of Kingston Register Number 111

Name ........................ EMPRESS ex NEW ERA
Type ........................ Steamboat
Tonnage.................... 262 tons.
Where Built.............. Portsmouth
When built ............... 1862
Builders name & date of Certificate:- George Ault, May 26, I662

      Length......................171 feet & 6/1Oths.
      Breadth..................... 23 feet
      Depth of hold.............. 9 feet

      Masts.................. One
      Decks.................. Two
      Stern .................. Round
How rigged.......... Not. Carvel built
Bowsprit.............. Without
Figure-head......... None
Present master... Alexander Cameron
Engine-room...... 53 feet & 8/1Oths. length and 120 tons.
      powered with stean with paddle-wheels.

Subscribing Owners:- O. S. Gildersleeve sole owner, sold to Owen Lynch and Charles DeWitt, dated April 11, I865

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ?
Date of Original:
1868
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15495
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Empress (Steamboat), fire, 18 Mar 1868