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  • Ontario (1874)
        Official No.: 71211; First Rebuild: Official Number: 71211 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 181 x 35 -- 655 tons Rebuilt: in 1898 181x35x12 Owned by Northwest Transportation Co. ("Beatty Line") 1874, 1886; to J. Cornwall et al. 1898. Built by Chisholm & Simpson, Chatham Ont. and launched 22/11/73. Engines (2) 34x36 (on ...
      Official No.: 71211; First Rebuild: Official Number: 71211 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 181 ...
  • P.S. Hiesordt (1887)
        Other Names: Ruth B. (1921); Official No.: 92286; 66x16x6 Owned by W. Keough, Owen Sound 1887, 1895; J. Andrew, Spanish River Ont. 1901; W.J. Bell, Sudbury 1917; D.J. Burke, Midland 1921, 1928; S. Findlay & F.R. Thompson, Kincardine 1935. Built by Owen Sound Drydock Co. and launched 26/07/87. Engine 12x12 ...
      Other Names: Ruth B. (1921); Official No.: 92286; 66x16x6 Owned by W. ...
  • Ploughboy (1851)
        Other Names: T.F. Park (1864); 170x28x8 Owned by W. Eberts; to T. F. Park, Amherstburg 1854, 1868. Built by J. McDermott, Chatham Ont. and launched 24/06/51. Engine 42x48 by Ward Bros., Montreal. Used Lake Huron/Georgian Bay to 1859, then to Lakehead. Caught in ice for three days May 1859 near ...
      Other Names: T.F. Park (1864); 170x28x8 Owned by W. Eberts; to T. ...
  • Quail (1868)
        First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 77 x 14 -- -34 tons Rebuilt: Picton, Ontario, Canada in 1871 53x13x3 Owned by "Mr. Hunt", Thornbury Ont. 1868; to W. H. Morden, Sophiasburg Ont. 1870, 1873. Used on Bay of Quinte, Georgian Bay after 1868. Destroyed by fire in winter quarters 18/03/73 "Northport", ...
      First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 77 x 14 -- -34 tons Rebuilt: ...
  • Quebec (1874)
        Official No.: 71212; Later Registration: U.S.A. (1885) First Rebuild: Official Number: 71212 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 186 x 35 -- 1404 tons Rebuilt: in 1879 193x35x13 Owned by Northwest Transportation Co. Built by Chisholm & Simpson, Chatham Ont. and launched 12/08/74. First engines (2) 34x36 acting on same shaft, by G. ...
      Official No.: 71212; Later Registration: U.S.A. (1885) First Rebuild: Official Number: 71212 ...
  • Queen Victoria (1861)
        170x23x8 Owned by Ottawa River Navigation Co.; to Victoria Park Co., Toronto 1880; to Capt. St. Amour et al. 1882. Built by A. Cantin, Hull Que. and launched 26/11/60. Engine(s) by Bartley & Gilbert, Montreal. Passenger steamer. Custom-House measure (pre-1877) 217t. Much cabin-work removed to make more deck space 1881. ...
      170x23x8 Owned by Ottawa River Navigation Co.; to Victoria Park Co., Toronto ...
  • R.W. Standley (1872)
        136x24x12 Owned by Wiley & Young. Used Montreal-Upper Lakes. "Unusually high between decks". Destroyed by fire 08/10/75 Hamilton. Hull salvaged, probably rebuilt as "St. Magnus". ; Final Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Burnt
      136x24x12 Owned by Wiley & Young. Used Montreal-Upper Lakes. "Unusually high between ...
  • Ripple (1884)
        Official No.: 90522; 44x10x4 Owned by H. Taylor, 1884; to W. D. McRae, Wallaceburg 1885, 1895; to F. Culbert, Tobermory 1900; to R. E. Moore, Lion's Head 1901. Built by W. J. Taylor, Chatham 1884. Engine 8x10 by Polson Iron Works, Toronto. Tug. Either wrecked Oct. 1904 or burnt 09/09/05.; ...
      Official No.: 90522; 44x10x4 Owned by H. Taylor, 1884; to W. D. ...
  • Sans Pareil (1842)
        Dimensions unknown. Built and owned by Eberts, Chatham. Launched 05/05/42. Either "a large scow vessel" or "a good low-pressure brig". Known as "Old Square Toes". In freight service on Thames River. Nothing official on this one.
      Dimensions unknown. Built and owned by Eberts, Chatham. Launched 05/05/42. Either "a ...
  • Silver Spray (1864)
        First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 134 x 17 -- 401 tons Rebuilt: Chatham, Ontario, Canada in 1871 134x17x9 Owned by J. H. Moor, Port Dalhousie 1866; J. V. Detlor, 1869; Packer & Co., Owen Sound 1874; H. S. Robertson, Owen Sound 1877; F. J. Smith 1878. Built by Donaldson & ...
      First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 134 x 17 -- 401 tons Rebuilt: ...
  • Sweepstakes (1865)
        Dimensions and owner unknown. Built by Batchelor, Chatham Ont. 1865. Tug at Port Colborne 1874. Nothing official on this one.
      Dimensions and owner unknown. Built by Batchelor, Chatham Ont. 1865. Tug at ...
  • Tecumseh (1873)
        200x30x13 Owned by Merchants Bank, Chatham Ont. 1875; to "Port Huron parties" 1879; to P. McArthur, Toronto 1886, 1901; Trethewey & Son, Goderich 1909. Built by Hyslop & Ronald, Chatham and launched 25/06/73. First engine 26-48x28 by builders; re-engined 1898, details lacking. Used Lake Ontario-Upper Lakes. Custom-house measure (pre-1877) 633t. ...
      200x30x13 Owned by Merchants Bank, Chatham Ont. 1875; to "Port Huron parties" ...
  • Thames (1833)
        Approx. 80x17 Owned by D. McGregor, Chatham. Built by Jenkinson, Chatham 1833. Temporary engine installed for voyage to Cleveland for permanent engine, earlier one to "Cynthia". Arrived back from Cleveland 23/06/33. Used on Lake Erie. Gents' cabin had 22 permanent, 18 "moveable" berths; ladies' 14 and 16. Launched as "Lady ...
      Approx. 80x17 Owned by D. McGregor, Chatham. Built by Jenkinson, Chatham 1833. ...
  • Thames (1872)
        First Rebuild: Official Number: 94681 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 82 x 15 -- 76 tons Rebuilt: Collingwood, Ontario, Canada in 1888 61x16x5 Owned by J. O'Leary, Lambton Ont. 1877; J. W. Booth, Sombra Ont. 1886; W. Milne, Nottawasaga Ont. 1895, 1901. Engine 10x12 by Dalgarno, Chatham Ont. Steam barge. Badly damaged ...
      First Rebuild: Official Number: 94681 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 82 x 15 -- ...
  • Vanderbilt (1873)
        93x22x9 Owned by G. D. Ferguson, Fergus Ont. 1877; to "Georgian Bay Steam Barge Co." 1879; J. W. Appleton, Chatham 1882. Steam barge, normally coupled with "consort barge" "Gildersleeve" at first. Engine from "Adelaide Horton". Mostly used on Lake Huron. Destroyed by fire 10/06/82 Meldrum Bay Ont. ; Final Location: ...
      93x22x9 Owned by G. D. Ferguson, Fergus Ont. 1877; to "Georgian Bay ...
  • Vick (1890)
        Official No.: 90525; 40x10x5 Built and owned by V. Robinson, Chatham Ont. Engine 6x6½ by White & Son, London; re-engined 1892 (details lacking). Tug.
      Official No.: 90525; 40x10x5 Built and owned by V. Robinson, Chatham Ont. ...
  • W.J. Taylor (1880)
        Official No.: 78040; 35x9x3 Owned by J. Turnbull, Toronto 1886; St. Clair Tunnel Co., Sarnia 1901.
      Official No.: 78040; 35x9x3 Owned by J. Turnbull, Toronto 1886; St. Clair ...
  • Western
        First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: in 1832 Dimensions unknown. Owned by D. McGregor, Chatham Ont. Used Chatham-Amherstburg. "When completed she will have an awning from stem to stern".
      First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: in 1832 Dimensions unknown. Owned by D. ...
  • Yeldah (1901)
        Official No.: 112193; 63x17x4 Owned by J. Hadley, Chatham Ont. Engine 8½x12 (maker unknown).
      Official No.: 112193; 63x17x4 Owned by J. Hadley, Chatham Ont. Engine 8½x12 ...
  • Yeldah II (1921)
        Official No.: 112196; 78x18x5 Owned by C.J. Hadley & Co., Chatham; C.S. Hadley 1926; E.G. Clarkson, Toronto 1928, 1935; W.F. Hadley, Hull Que. 1942. Built by J. Hadley, Chatham 1921. Engine 10x10 (maker unknown). ; Final Location: Point Edward, Ontario, Canada, Wrecked By Ice
      Official No.: 112196; 78x18x5 Owned by C.J. Hadley & Co., Chatham; C.S. ...
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