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Eleanor (Tug), sunk, 8 May 1891


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Kingston, May 9. -- The tug ELEANOR, towing two coal barges, sprung a leak last evening and sunk off Pigeon Island in 100 feet of water. The tug was valued at $2,000. No insurance. The crew was saved.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, May 9, 1891
     
     
Steam screw ELEANOR. [no number] Of 25 gross tons; 7 tons reg. Built Bedford Mills, Ont., 1866. Home port, Kingston, Ont. 47.0 x 10.3 x 6.8 Owned by J.F. Swift of Kingston, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886
     
      . . . . .
     
      PORT OF KINGSTON - VESSEL REGISTER
Name ELEANOR
Type Steam Tug
Tons 22
When built 1866
Where built Bedford Mills, County of Frontenac.
Present master William Murphy
Builders name & date of Certificate:- John Chaffey, Nov. 15, 1866
Description of vessel:
      Masts None
     
      Length 47 feet
      Breadth 10 feet & 3/10ths.
      Depth of hold 6 feet & 8/10ths. at amidships
     
Stern Round
Bowsprit None
How rigged Not
How built Carvel
Figure-head None
Decks One
Engine-room 19 feet & 4/10ths. length and 12 tons weight.
      Subscribing owners: John Chaffey, sole owner, sold to J. Francis Swift of Kingston, dated Aug. 2, 1879, who sold to Chas. Gildersleeve of Kingston, dated Aug. 2, 1887.
NOTATIONS:-- Vessel remeasured June 1877 as follows
      Gross Tonnage 25 tons
      Deductions 18 tons
      Register Tonnage 7 tons
      Length inside at 1/2 amidships depth 47 feet
      Breadth inside amidships at 2/5ths. 9 feet
      Tonnage of hull 22 tons [1871]
      Tonnage of Engine-room 12 tons [1871]
      Register tonnage 10 tons [1871]
Register's Note. VESSEL SUNK IN LAKE ONTARIO, REGISTER CLOSED DECEMBER 31, 1891
      National Archives, Canada
      Vol. 207 1867 - 1874
     
     
     
     







     



     


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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1891
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22122
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.067777 Longitude: -76.549444
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Eleanor (Tug), sunk, 8 May 1891