- Propulsion Type
- Engine Type
- Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
- Tonnage Old Style
- Final Location
- Wilmington, NC.
- Atlantic Ocean.
- Final Date Month
- Final Date Day
- Final Date Year
- Final Notes
- On third trip with contraband from Nassau to Wilmington, NC with cargo of cotton, was chased by Federal blockaders. Ran aground below Fort Wilmington, within few days storm completely pounded hull to pieces. Cotton cargo salvaged & sold at auction.
History and Notes
- Employed in through line from Hamilton to Montreal. Ran with steamers NEW ERA, CHAMPION, MAY FLOWER, MAPLE LEAF & HIGHLANDER.
- 1857, Jul 2 Ran ashore during storm on Ile Madeline below Quebec, tearing away keel & collapsing engine guides.
- 1857, Jul 11 Refloated & repaired Quebec.
- 1858, Oct Ran on Lake Ontario, Rochester to Cobourg route.
- 1859 Made towboat for use on St. Lawrence River.
- 1862-63 Owned Robert Sawyer & Ramon Menerdez, of Nassau, BWI; rebuilt New York; placed under British registry; dimensions 174' x 24' x 18.4', 263 tons.
- 1863, Sep 16 Left Nassau with contraband for Wilmington, wrecked Wilmington, made two trips successfully.
- William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
- Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
- Newspaper Clippings
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
- Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit-Mercy
- Donald V. Baut
- Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
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- Date Added/Updated
- 2008-02-20 13:17:32