The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Iroquois (Propeller), C116364, fire, 27 Oct 1908

Full Text

Chicago, Oct. 27. -- A dispatch to the Tribune from Detroit says: Missing its way in a smoke pall over Georgian Bay on Saturday, the steamer IROQUOIS, with 17 passengers and a crew of five, smashed on West Rock and caught fire from an overturned stove. The persons aboard owe their lives to a rafting tug. There was a sea running which made the lowering of lifeboats impossible. Back of the vessel in the smoke was the rafting tug. The IROQUOIS whistled for aid, and the tug dropped its log boom, came steaming through the smoke and took all those on the IROQUOIS aboard.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 27, 1908

Steamer IROQUOIS. Canada No. 116364. Of 240 gross tons. Built Wiarton, Ont. 1902. 104 x 20 x 9 Burnt Spanish Mills, Ont. Oct. 24, 1908
      Preliminary List of Canadian Steamers
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 - 1930

Steam screw IROQUOIS. Official Canada No. 116364. Of 240 tons gross; 153 tons register. Built Wiarton, Ont. 1902. Home port, Goderich, Ont. 104.4 x 20.0 x 8.7 Owned by Goderich Engine & Bicycle Co. of Goderich.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1905

The J.J. LONG after burning was rebuilt and renamed IROQUOIS.
      Goderich Signal
      August 13, 1903

Steam screw JOHN J. LONG. Official Canada No. 100944. Of 201 tons gross; 137 tons register. Built Collingwood, Ont. 1894. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. 97.5 x 20.0 x 9.2 Owned by C. Nobel, of Collingwood, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.105277 Longitude: -82.1925
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
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
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.

Iroquois (Propeller), C116364, fire, 27 Oct 1908