Type of Wreck: Freighter
Dimensions 234.5 ft x 36ft x 19.75ft 1398 GT 1159 NT
Place and Builder: Gibraltar, MI, W.R. Burt, East Saginaw, Mich    
Year Built: 1880
Location of Wreck: Main Duck Island
Mooring not needed

Toledo Shipbuilding Master List Institute for Great Lakes Research Perrysburg, Ohio #

HIAWATHA.* Built June 9, 1880 Bulk Propeller – Wood       U. S. No. 95600 1398 gt – 1159 nt 234.6′ x 36.1′ x 19.9′       * Renamed (b) CABOTIA – Canada – 1913 (C 133825) Wrecked August 27, 1919, on Lake Ontario, and dismantled.      

List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920 #

Propeller CABOTIA.* Official Canadian Number 133825. Built at Gibraltar, Mich., U.S.A. in 1880. Of 1530 tons gross; 932 tons reg. Home port, Montreal. Owned by Donnelly Wrecking & Salvage Co., of Kingston. 243.5 x 35.6 x 19.6 Of 104 horse power.. * Foreign name, HIAWATHA.      

Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891 #

Steam screw HIAWATHA. U. S. No. 95600. Of 1,398.72 tons gross; 1,159.90 tons net. Built Gibraltar, Mich., 1880. Homeport, Buffalo, N.Y., 234.6 x 36.1 x 19.9      

Toledo Shipbuilding Master List Institute for Great Lakes Research       Perrysburg, Ohio       #

HIAWATHA.* Built June 9, 1880 Bulk Propeller – Wood       U. S. No. 95600 1398 gt – 1159 nt 234.6′ x 36.1′ x 19.9′       * Renamed (b) CABOTIA – Canada – 1913 (C 133825)  Wrecked August 27, 1919, on Lake Ontario, and dismantled.      

Prelim. List of Canadian Steamships Inland and coastal, 1809 to 1930. #

Propeller CABOTIA Official Canada No. 133852. of 1530 tons. Built Gibraltar, Mich., 1880, 244 x 36 x 20ex U. S. HIAWATHA until 1913. Wrecked Lake Ontario August 27, 1919, then condemned.      

1880 – June 9 Launched
1880 – July 14 Enrolled Cleveland, Ohio; towed barge MINNEHAHA in ore trade Lake Superior & Lake Erie ports
1885 – Grain trade Duluth, Minnesota to Buffalo, New York
1887 – March 12 Owned Wellington A Burt, et.al., Saginaw Michigan ore trade Two Harbors & lower lakes
1889 – September 9 Recently disabled at Sailor’s Encampment; towed by tug WINSLOW from Sault Saint Marie to Detroit for repairs
1889 – 2 Scotch boilers 12 x 12.6 at 125# steam (1889) fore & aft compound engine 25 + 50 x 46″ 750 hp at 85 rpm by Frontier Iron Works (1880)
1890 – April 19 Owned C.H. Lane & Martha Simpson, Buffalo, New York
1891 – Ashore near Detour, Michigan
1892 – Owned J.C. Gilchrist et.al., Vermillion, Ohio
1897 – March 26 Owned Lake Shore Transit Company, Vermillion, Ohio; J.C. Gilchrist, president; towed S.L.WATSON & J.L.CROSTHWAITE
1903 – April 20 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Company, Mentor, Ohio 1913 Owned Cabotia Steam Ship Company, Montreal, Quebec, renamed CABOTIA C133825 243.5 x 35.6 x 19.6, 1530 gross tons; 932 net tons 1916 Owned Canadian Shipping Company, Montreal, Quebec
1918 – Owned George Hall Coal Company
1919 – August 27 Stranded near Main Duck Island, Lake Ontario near Kingston; broke in two; salvaged
1921 – Abandoned with very little left in place      

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