- Inner Harbour Wreck
CATARACT ex MYLES composite steam barge ex package freighter (C 77698).
1882 Launched Hamilton Ontario by A.M. Robertson
1885 high-pressure cylinder exploded Port Arthur Ontario to Duluth
1886 Stranded at Thunder Bay
1886 Grounded Kingston Allen Shoal – Shoal renamed Myles Shoal
1887 Sank at dock, Kingston Salvaged
1888 Struck Pier Portage Lake Michigan
1889 Boiler overheats Hamilton
1889 Aground Portage Ship Channel
1890 Georgian Bay ports to Tonawanda New York
1892 noted as required repairs had no anchors or chains.
1893 Lost Rudder Fort William
1895 Canadian Navigation Co.
1895 Blew Engine Lachine Channel
1897 Drydock Collingwood Owned Charles A. Myles
1918-1921. Original: 1,210.63 gross and 929.23 net tons. 174.6’.
1896: 1,198 tons gross, 742 tons net. As a steam barge
1899 Myles Transportation Co
1901 Grounded Georgian Bay Owned by Cataract Ice 28
1902 Ahore Detroit
1904 Sunk Russell Island Collision
1905 Burned Trenton ON
1906 Rebuild Steam Barge
1907: 957 tons gross, 598 net.
1910 Burned Brockville ON
1911 Port Colborne and St. Lawrence Navigation Co.
1912 as a barge: 667 tons net, Engines removed
1914 Tieffle Rondeau Rebuild Schooner Barge
1916 Touzin Sand Co.
1918 Montreal Transportation Co
1918 rebuild: 839 tons gross and 451 net, 174.6’.
1918 Owned Canada Steamship Lines
1923 Collision Cornwall Canal
1924 Collision Laid up
1926 Sorel Sand Co Spoil Barge THERESE T.
1942 Sowards Coal of Kingston
1948 Toronto General Trust Co.
1965 Abandoned Kingston Harbour
1967 Destroyed by Fire broken up and dumped in River
1977 Removed from Registered.
At the time of her launch, she was the largest steam vessel that had been built on Lake Ontario.
MYLES (1882, Package Freighter) IDENTIFICATION Also known as: CATARACT, THERESE T. Year of Build: 1882 Official Number: 77698 CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP Built at: Hamilton, ONT Vessel Type: Package Freighter Note: Iron frames, oak hull. Hull Materials: Composite Number of Decks: 2 Builder Name: Archibald M. Robertson Original Owner and Location: Myles & Co., Hamilton, ONT. Ownership Notes: Thomas & Charles J. Myles. POWER Number of Masts: 1 Propulsion: Screw Engine Type: For-and-Aft Compound # Cylinders: 2 # Boilers: 2 Propulsion Notes: 24 + 46 x 36″, 465hp @ 78rpm engine, Copp Brothers & Barry, Hamilton, ONT (1881). 8 x 10′ @ 110# steam scotch boiler, Copp Brothers & Barry, Hamilton. DIMENSIONS Length: 175′ Beam: 33.6′ Depth: 14.6′ Tonnage (gross): 1,199 Tonnage (net): 742 FINAL DISPOSITION Final Location: Kingston, ONT. Lake Ontario Date: 1945 How: Abandoned. Notes: 1965 Hull still intact, Kingston inner harbor at Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. Wharf. HISTORY1882, Sep 2 Launched; cost $80,000. 1882, Oct 25 Registered Hamilton, ONT; chartered to Western Express Line; ran Duluth, MN, Port Arthur, ONT & Montreal, QUE with steamers GLENFINLAS, ST. MAGNUS & CANADA. 1885, Oct 28 Damaged by boiler explosion, Duluth; 2 killed; ran Duluth – Montreal trade. 1886, Sep 21 Wrecked Hare Island, Lake Ontario. 1886, Nov 2 Sunk, Kingston, ONT. 1887, Apr 20 Refloated; repaired, Kingston. 1887 Ran Kingston – Duluth in grain trade. 1888, Sep 26 Struck pier, Portage Lake; grounded. 1889 Towed ST. LOUIS. 1889, Apr 17 Boiler overheated & collapsed. 1889, Sep 26 Grounded, Portage Ship Canal. 1893 Lost rudder off Cabot Head, Georgian Bay; repaired Owen Sound. 1895, Aug 21 Blew cylinder head in Lachine Canal; repaired Kingston. 1896 Major rebuild at Kingston; 1,198 gross / 742 net tons; 175 x 33.6 x 14.6′. 1898, Nov 4 Bound Cleveland, OH – Jackfish Lake, Lake Superior, driven ashore broadside seeking shelter at Gros Cap; released by steamer TELEGRAM. 1899, Nov 30 Owned Myles Transportation Co, Hamilton, ONT. 1901 Bound Fort William – Depot Harbor, Georgian Bay, Stranded & repaired Depot Harbor. 1902 Ran Merchant’s Line, C.E. Jacques & Co, Montreal, QUE. 1904, Aug 14 Sunk by THOMAS CRANAGE on Russell Island, St. Clair River. 1905, Aug 20 Burned near Trenton, ONT; raised 9 days later. 1905, Sep 13 Abandoned. 1905, Oct 9 Raised. 1906 Owned Cataract Ice Co., Niagara Falls, ONT; rebuilt as screw steambarge; 957 gross / 598 net tons; renamed CATARACT; used for coal trade. 1910, Mar 26 Burned Brockville, ONT while fitting out. 1912 Owned Port Colborne & St. Lawrence Navigation Co. Ltd; F. McGibbon; used as lighter. 1915 Owned Tieffle Rondeau, Lanoraie, QUE; dismantled & made a schooner barge; 667 net tons. 1916 Owned Louzen (or Touzin) Sand Co, Montreal, QUE. 1918 Reengined & rebuilt by Montreal Dry Dock & Ship Repairing Co, Ltd; 174.6 x 33.2 x 15′, 839 gross / 451 net tons; 20 + 40x 36″ fore & aft compound , 400hp @ 70rpm engine by John Inglis & Co., Toronto, ONT (1904); 1 scotch boiler 13’2″ x 12’2″ @ 135# steam (1890). 1920 Owned Canada Steamship Line. 1923, Nov 8 Collision with steamer JOHN B. KETCHUM in Cornwall Canal, St. Lawrence Canal System. 1924 Collision with steamer DONALD STEWART, Montreal area. 1925-26 Idle. 1926 Owned Sorel Sand Co. 1938 Reduced to barge 693 gross tons; renamed THERESE T. at Sorel, QUE; owned Sorel Harbour Tugs Ltd. 1941 Owned John F. Sowards, Kingston, ONT; towed by PATDORIS in coal trade.
1945 Abandoned Kingston boneyard.