• Barge
  • 230ffw
  • 179 ft length
  • Amherst Island, Lake Ontario.
  • N 44’08.101 W76’49.67

COBOURG steel schooner barge (C 103955). 1898-1920. 634 tons gross, 607 tons net, 179.6’. Launched at Kingston in 1898 by Canadian Locomotive and Engineering Co. Ltd. for Montreal Transportation Co. Steel frame, upper sides, and deck. Planked below the waterline. Donkey boiler for winches and pumps. 1902 value $19,000. 1903 value $18,000. 1906-08 value $7,000. 1910 value $17,000. 1913 value $18,500. 1914 value $17,500 and restricted to St. Lawrence River. 1914-19 insurance rating = 90. 1915-16 value $17,000. 1917 value $42,000. 1918 value $35,700. 1919 value $29,400. 1920 value $26,460. 1921 insurance rating 90. A sister to BRIGHTON. COBOURG was repaired in 1912-13. Canada Steamship Lines bought her in 1920 for $40,500 (she had been on the Montreal Transportation Co. books for $36,000). She was owned by Donnelly 1923-29, by Sin-Mac 1929-59, by McAllister Towing 1959-62, and then by McAllister-Pyke Salvage and Towing. She was scuttled off Amherst Island(Lake Ontario) in 1967 and removed from the register in 1969. A 1948 photo showed her with a pilothouse on a raised forecastle and a large crane on deck. Named for the Lake Ontario port of Cobourg Ontario

Name of Ship: COBOURG

Year of Registration: 1897

Type of Ship: Iron Sailing Ship

Port of Registry: Montreal, Quebec Where Built: Kingston, Ontario Gross Tonnage: 633.7

Net Tonnage: 606.68 Official Number: 103955 Reference: 1686|42 Volume: 1686

Other Reference:

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47319C-4849 

Item Number: 12374

Owner CSL Fleet Record Ship Particulars, History, Notes, etc.

Category Fleet Lists This record was created from a CSL fleet list SECTION A: BASIC SHIP PARTICULARS NAME: Cobourg OFFICIAL NO.: 103955 TYPE: B1 (Grain Barge for the Kingston to Montreal grain trade of the owners. Built to the full size of the existing canal system.) YEAR BUILT: 1897 BUILDER: Canadian Locomotive & Engine Co. COUNTRY WHERE BUILT: Canada LBP: 179.5 BEAM: 34.7 Molded DEPTH: 11.33 GROSS TONNAGE: 637 NET TONNAGE: 606 SECTION B: OWNERSHIP/NAME CHANGES/DISPOSAL CSL OWNERSHIP DATES: FROM: 1919 TO 1934 CHRONOLOGY: YEAR VESSEL NAME OWNERSHIP/COMMENTS 1897-1921 Cobourg Montreal Transportation Co. Ltd. 1921-23 Cobourg CSL Montreal Que. Ca. 1923-29 Cobourg J. Donnelley Montreal Que. Ca. 1929-54 Cobourg Sincennes McNaughton Tugs Ltd. Montreal Que. Ca. 1954 B.U. SECTION C: CONSTRUCTION SHIPYARD: Canadian Locomotive & Engine Co. SHIPYARD LOCATION: Kingston, Ont. DATE OF LAUNCH: 1897 DATE OF DELIVERY: 1897 HULL: Composite, ie. steel frames, wood planked below W.L. Steel-plated above, steel deck and hatch coamings. HULL CONSTRUCTION: Rivetted and bolted. Transverse Frame. SUPERSTRUCTURE: Wood and Steel. SECTION E: ENGINE AND MECHANICAL ENGINE TYPE: Nil STROKE: Nil TURBINES: Not Applicable HORSEPOWER: Nil NUMBER OF BOILERS: 1 TYPE: Cyl SE (Full deck auxiliaries, pumps steering gear and dynamo) BOW THRUSTER: Nil STERN THRUSTER: Nil PROPELLER: Nil

Historical Collections of the Great Lakes Great Lakes Vessels Index #

Registry & Rig Information Item: 01318 Vessel Name: COBOURG Nationality CANADA Official Number: 103955 Rig: Propeller-Barge Dimensions & Tonnage Vessel Length: 180.00 Gross Tonnage: 0.00 Vessel Width: 35.00 Net Tonnage: 0.00 Vessel Height 11.00 Builder Information Place of Build: Kingston, Ontario Builder: Date of Build 1897 Nels Wilson ( Kingston Marine Historian)got his first sea duty in the Sin Mac Salvage, Rival, and barge cobourg and was and later a fireman on the Canadian pacific passenger liner Manitoba dies in March 1977

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