ACCOMMODATION (1809, Steamer)
Identification
Year of Build:
1809
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: First Canadian steamer.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Bruce
Original Owner:
John Molson
Power
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
75' keel, 6 hp engine.
Dimensions
Length:
85'
Beam:
16'
Tonnage (old style):
40
Final Disposition
Date:
1812
How:
Broken up
Notes:
No detail.
History

Described as first steamboat built on any waters connected with Great Lakes.

1809 - 1810 In commission.

1810 - 1812 Laid up at Bucherville, QUE.

1812 Broken up.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
F. C. St. Clair, Great Lakes Historical Society
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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ACCOMMODATION (1809, Steamer)