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  • Ploughboy (1851)
    Ship       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 ...
    Ship     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 ...
  • Queen Victoria (1861)
    Ship       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. ...
    Ship     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) ...
  • Manitoba (Propeller), burnt, 1 Nov 1883
    TextNewspaper       Reason: burnt
    Lives: nil
    Hull damage: $5,000
    Remarks: Total Loss
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: burnt
    Lives: nil
    Hull damage: $5,000
    Remarks: Total Loss
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  • Victoria (Propeller), sunk, 1 Nov 1883
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Freight: stone
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Freight: stone
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  • Quebec (1874)
    Ship       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. ...
    Ship     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. ...
  • Steamer Swan, Inspector's Certificate, 22 April 1858
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  • C. H. Merritt (Propeller), burnt, 5 Dec 1887
    TextNewspaper       Reason: burnt
    Hull damage: $18,000
    Remarks: Repaired
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: burnt
    Hull damage: $18,000
    Remarks: Repaired
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  • Thames (1872)
    Ship       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 ...
    Ship     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. ...
  • Seabird (Scow), fatality, 1 Nov 1869
    TextNewspaper       Reason: fatality
    Lives: 1
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: fatality
    Lives: 1
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  • Mermaid (Schooner), sunk, 30 Nov 1853
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Raised
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Raised
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  • Tecumseh (1873)
    Ship       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. ...
    Ship     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 ...
  • Clyde (Schooner), struck bridge, 1 Apr 1874
    TextNewspaper       Reason: struck bridge
    Hull damage: $200
    Remarks: Damaged
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: struck bridge
    Hull damage: $200
    Remarks: Damaged
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  • Queen Victoria (Steamboat), burnt, 13 Sep 1883
    TextNewspaper       Reason: burnt
    Lives: nil
    Hull damage: $12,000
    Remarks: Total loss ???
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: burnt
    Lives: nil
    Hull damage: $12,000
    Remarks: Total loss ???
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  • Illinois (Propeller), struck snag, 1 Sep 1865
    TextNewspaper       Reason: struck snag
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: struck snag
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
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  • Himalaya (1854)
    Ship       Dimensions unknown. Owned by Thomas & McKellar; W. Allan, Amherstburg 1864. Built by A. Coutts, Chatham. Used Chatham-Detroit. "Small river steamer" (1854) "The little "Himalaya" too, which has been once more righted, has turned out a decided paying concern…. Her motto should be "right side up with care", but it ...
    Ship     Dimensions unknown. Owned by Thomas & McKellar; W. Allan, Amherstburg 1864. Built by A. Coutts, Chatham. Used Chatham-Detroit. "Small river steamer" (1854) "The little "Himalaya" too, which has been once ...
  • Armenia (1873)
    Ship       First Rebuild: Official Number: 74388 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 136 x 26 -- 613 tons Rebuilt: in 1878 Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Rebuilt: Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada Third Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Fourth Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw 136x23x14 Owned by J. Malcolmson, Hamilton 1877 (operated in name of Montreal & Acadia Steamship Line ...
    Ship     First Rebuild: Official Number: 74388 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 136 x 26 -- 613 tons Rebuilt: in 1878 Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Rebuilt: Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada Third Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw ...
  • W. S. Ireland (Propeller), C85709, sunk, 8 Jul 1886
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Raised
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Raised
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  • Comet (1876)
    Ship       Official No.: 71105; First Rebuild: Official Number: 71105 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 55 x 11 -- 22 tons Rebuilt: in 1880 44x9x4 Owned by T. Nicholl, Chatham Ont. 1877; R. E. Moore, Harriston Ont. 1886, 1895; R. Moore & W. Vandusen, Harriston 1901. Built by J. Rody, Chatham Ont. 1876. Engine ...
    Ship     Official No.: 71105; First Rebuild: Official Number: 71105 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 55 x 11 -- 22 tons Rebuilt: in 1880 44x9x4 Owned by T. Nicholl, Chatham Ont. 1877; R. E. ...
  • Dauntless (1866)
    Ship       Dimensions and owner unknown. Built by Hunter, Chatham Ont. 1866. Tug.
    Ship     Dimensions and owner unknown. Built by Hunter, Chatham Ont. 1866. Tug.
  • Despatch (1842)
    Ship       Dimensions unknown. Owned by D. Bethune, Cobourg. Toronto-Hamilton at first, later Lake Erie and Thames River. Seized by United States (perhaps legally) 29/11/51, thereafter U.S. register. Sank at wharf 11/06/59 Chatham, remains carried away by spring freshet 26/3/65. ; Final Location: Chatham, Ontario, Canada, Foundered
    Ship     Dimensions unknown. Owned by D. Bethune, Cobourg. Toronto-Hamilton at first, later Lake Erie and Thames River. Seized by United States (perhaps legally) 29/11/51, thereafter U.S. register. Sank at wharf 11/06/59 ...
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