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History and Notes
- 1864, Feb Launched England, named because no boat could catch her; sister ship LETTER A, LET HER GO; 21 mph.
- 1864, Apr 5 Sailed England to Bermuda where she arrived under name CHICORA, a confederate blockade runner; ran Bernuda - Charleston, NC - Wilmington, DE.
- 1865, Feb Laid up Halifax NSC after Civil War.
- 1866, Feb Owned Benjamin Wier, NSC.
- 1867, Oct Owned Donald Milroy et al, Toronto; to Collingwood, ONT, cut in two at Montreal to pass to Lake Ontrario; 4 boilers removed, rebuilt by David Bell, Buffalo, NY for overnight passenger service Collingwood to Lake Superior ports.
- 1868 Ran as canadian mail boat Georgian Bay and Lake Superior; 550 gross tons.
- 1870 Chartered to transport troops Collingwood - Thunder Bay - Fort William during Riel Rebellion.
- 1870, Nov Boilers altered to burn wood instead of coal; mainmast removed; one stack, one mast.
- 1872 Repairs and improvements.
- 1872, Jun 20 Grounded in low water of Lake Nepigon, Lake Superior.
- 1873 Owned Collingwood, ONT.
- 1874, Jul Chartered by government as yacht for Lord Dufferin, Govenor General of Canada; ran Great Lakes ports.
- 1874 Seventeen round trips Collingwood to Fort Williams.
- 1876 620 tons.
- 1877, Apr Owned Niagara Navigation Co.; Frank Smith and Barlow Cumberland; its first vessel; cut in two to traverse Welland Canal; rejoined at Port Dalhousie, rebuilt at Toronto as a day boat; ran Toronto to Niagara River.
- 1878, Jun Ran Toronto - Lewiston - Queenston; 221 X 26 X 10.9', 931 gross / 540 net tons.
- 1882 518 tons.
- 1883 Overhauled, ran Toronto to Niagara.
- 1890 Overhauled and new boilers, 2 scotch 10' X 11' and 1 firebox 11.5' X 181 @ 140# steam by John Inglis, Toronto, ONT, 1890.
- 1903 DeForrest wireless telegraph system installed.
- 1913 Owned Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Co.
- 1914 Merged with Canada Steamship Lines.
- 1914 Laid up.
- 1919, Oct 27 Foundered at dock in Toronto; raised later in year.
- 1920 Owned Warren Transportation Co., Toronto, hull cut down to barge; engines dismantled, renamed WARRENKO, 278 net tons; ran Toronto to Olcott Beach, NY.
- 1923 Owned Quinte Coal and Towage Co.
- 1924 Owned Capt. Grant Pyke, Pyke Salvage, Kingston, ONT.
- 1939, Jul 7 Sunk Lake Ontario.
- William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
- Steamboat Bill, Steamship Historical Society of America
- Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
- Newspaper Clippings
- Marine Directory, R.L. Polk Co., Detroit
- John H. Bascom
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Pub
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- 2008-02-22 18:17:05
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