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  • Geographic Location: Garden Island
  • The LAFAYETTE COOKE
        Courtesy Canada Steamship Lines' Marine Hist. Coll. The LAFAYETTE COOKE Built at Kingston in 1857 for the old Calvin fleet. Model of a lake brigantine (Hermaphrodite brig) which was a common type of vessel in the inter lake trade during the middle of the last century. The centre boards and ...
      Courtesy Canada Steamship Lines' Marine Hist. Coll. The LAFAYETTE COOKE Built at ...
  • John A. Macdonald (1866)
        139x24x9 Owned by Calvin & Breck, Garden Island Ont. Built by Roney, Garden Island and launched about 05/11/65. Towboat.
      139x24x9 Owned by Calvin & Breck, Garden Island Ont. Built by Roney, ...
  • Marion (1849)
        Other Names: John Gartshore (1853); Prescott; 138x20x9 Owned by Calvin & Breck; to G. E. Jaques, Montreal 1856; to M. K. Dickinson, Montreal 1860; 1864; to T. G. Tranchemontagne, Montreal 1869. Pollywog (engines as far aft as possible for maximum cargo space).
      Other Names: John Gartshore (1853); Prescott; 138x20x9 Owned by Calvin & Breck; ...
  • D.D. Calvin (1883)
        Official No.: 83298; 166x32x15 Owned by Calvin Company, to Carlot & Smith, Belleville 1909. Built by Roney, Garden Island Ont. and launched 11/09/83. Engine 24-50x36 by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland. Steam barge. Destroyed by fire 11/04/10 Garden Island. ; Final Location: Garden Island, Ontario, Canada, Burnt
      Official No.: 83298; 166x32x15 Owned by Calvin Company, to Carlot & Smith, ...
  • Hercules (1857)
        122x26x12 Owned by Calvin & Breck, sometimes chartered to others. Built by Roney, Garden Island 1857. Engine 57x120 (maker unknown). Towboat, known as "Hercules No. 2". Boiler exploded while towing "New Era" 09/10/58 Rapide Plat, killing several including D. D. Calvin jr. Towed back to Garden Island April 1859. Gunboat ...
      122x26x12 Owned by Calvin & Breck, sometimes chartered to others. Built by ...
  • Hiram A. Calvin (1868)
        144x43x10 Owned by Calvin & Breck 1877, D. D. Calvin 1886. Broke from moorings and crushed in ice 31/12/95 Garden Island. ; Final Location: Garden Island, Ontario, Canada, Wrecked By Ice
      144x43x10 Owned by Calvin & Breck 1877, D. D. Calvin 1886. Broke ...
  • Highlander (1850)
        173x40x9 Owned by various ever-changing partnerships. Built by A. Cantin, Montreal 1850. Engines (2) by Ward & Brush, Montreal, from earlier "Highlander". Accommodations finished over winter 1850-51 at Lachine. Upper saloon extended and four new staterooms 1852. Lake Ontario and Upper St. Lawrence mail steamer, towboat latterly. Broke crosshead and ...
      173x40x9 Owned by various ever-changing partnerships. Built by A. Cantin, Montreal 1850. ...
  • India (1899)
        Official No.: 107735; 216x37x15 Owned by Calvin Company, Garden Island, Ont. 1899-1914; Montreal Transportation Co. 1914-1920; Canada Steamship Lines 1920-1923; India Transportation Co. (Crawford & Co.), Montreal 1923-1925; Ramsay Steamship Co., Sault Ste. Marie 1926-1928. Built by Calvin Co., Garden Island and launched 04/01/99. Engine 18-30-48x30 by builder. Steam barge. ...
      Official No.: 107735; 216x37x15 Owned by Calvin Company, Garden Island, Ont. 1899-1914; ...
  • Frontenac (1901)
        Official No.: 111767; 89x22x8 Owned by Calvin Company, Kingston; to Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking Co. 1916; to Sincennes-McNaughton 1929. Built by Calvin, Garden Island Ont. Engine 10-20½x15 (builder uncertain). Towboat. Sank 05/12/29 near Main Duck Island, Lake Ontario. ; Final Location: Main Ducks, Lake Ontario, Ontario, Canada, Foundered
      Official No.: 111767; 89x22x8 Owned by Calvin Company, Kingston; to Donnelly Salvage ...
  • Jack (1895)
        Other Names: Bothnia (1896); Official No.: 100661; First Rebuild: Official Number: 100661 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 178 x 38 -- 833 tons Rebuilt: in 1896 178x38x12 Owned by Calvin Company; to Pennsylvania Coal Co. 1901; to Montreal Transportation Co. 1903; to Meaford Transportation Co. 1910. Built by Calvin Co., Garden Island ...
      Other Names: Bothnia (1896); Official No.: 100661; First Rebuild: Official Number: 100661 ...
  • Quebec (Bark), leak, 1 Jun 1857
        Reason: leak Lives: nil Hull damage: $200
      Reason: leak Lives: nil Hull damage: $200
  • Henry Gildersleeve, sunk, 1870
        Reason: sunk Remarks: Raised ??
      Reason: sunk Remarks: Raised ??
  • Sea Bird (Schooner), aground, 28 Nov 1872
        Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
      Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
  • Highlander (Steamboat), fire, 8 Dec 1871
        Reason: fire Lives: 1 Hull damage: $15,000 Remarks: Total loss
      Reason: fire Lives: 1 Hull damage: $15,000 Remarks: Total loss
  • Hercules (Steamboat), fire, 8 Dec 1871
        Reason: fire Lives: nil Hull damage: $15,000 Remarks: Total loss
      Reason: fire Lives: nil Hull damage: $15,000 Remarks: Total loss
  • George M. Case (Schooner), U85386, aground, 1 Dec 1882
        Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
      Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
  • Henry Gildersleeve (1839)
        First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 255 tons Rebuilt: Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1845 Approx 140'. Owned by Gildersleeve, Kingston; T. Maxwell & Co. 1853; to Calvin & Breck 1855. Built by Shea, Kingston and launched 04/12/39. First engine by Ward & Brush, Montreal, replaced about 1848 with another (details unknown) ...
      First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 255 tons Rebuilt: Kingston, Ontario, Canada in ...
  • City of Hamilton (1850)
        Other Names: City of the Bay (1854); City of Hamilton; First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 173 x 26 -- -391 tons Rebuilt: Garden Island, Ontario, Canada in 1862 Second Rebuild: Official Number: ----- Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: Garden Island, Ontario, Canada 156x24x9 Owned by "Messrs. Davy" 1850; to D. Bethune 1851; ...
      Other Names: City of the Bay (1854); City of Hamilton; First Rebuild: ...
  • Constitution (1832)
        Other Names: Transit (1835); First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 129 x 20 -- -225 tons Rebuilt: Niagara, Ontario, Canada in 1838 Second Rebuild: Official Number: ----- Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: Garden Island, Ontario, Canada 130x26x8 Owned by A. N. McNab, Hamilton; to H. Richardson, Toronto 1835; to M. & W. E. ...
      Other Names: Transit (1835); First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 129 x 20 ...
  • Parthia (1896)
        Official No.: 103641; 127x38x7 Owned by Calvin Company. Built by A. Brian, Garden Island 1896. Engine 34x84 by "Wood &Co." (Ward, Montreal?) Steam barge.
      Official No.: 103641; 127x38x7 Owned by Calvin Company. Built by A. Brian, ...
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