J.H. Kelly, John Thorn

Site Description #

  • Side Wheeler
  • 60ffw 20m
  • 125ft Length
  • Alexandria Bay, St Lawrence River
  • 44° 20′ 17.4984″ N -75° 55′ 11.9316″ W

Chronological History #

  • 1873, Sep Aground on rocks, Alexandria Bay.
  • 1876 Owned Swift, Cape Vincent, NY.
  • 1879 Owned George Sweet, Rochester, NY.
  • 1881 Renamed JOHN THORN.
  • 1885 Enrolled Carthage; 125 x 20 x 7; 118.61 gross / 59.31 net tons.
  • 1888 Renamed ISLANDER.
  • 1899 Owned Thousand Island Steamboat Co.
  • 1909, Sep 16 Burned Alexandria Bay, NY.

The Islander is located just off the shoreline of Alexandria Bay. She is angled slightly upstream with a very slight current, which makes this a very pleasurable dive. The stern is in 15 ft. of water with the bow in 60 ft. The best access to the wreck is to park in the town parking lot in front of the pavilion, just west of the hospital.

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Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1889 #

Steam paddle ISLANDER.* U.S. No. 75508. Of 118.61 tons gross; 59.31 tons net. Built 1871 at Rochester, N.Y. Home port, Cape Vincent, N.Y. 125.0 x 20.0 x 7.0 * formerly steam paddle [a] J.H. KELLY [b] JOHN THORN.      

Association of Lake Underwriters Lake Hull Register, 1879 #

Steamer J.H. KELLY. Of 69 tons. Built at Rochester in Aug. 1871, by D.W. Springstead. Owned by George Sweet. Homeport, Rochester. Value, $5,500. Class, A 2. REMARKS:- Riverboat.      

Inland Lloyds Vessel Classification American Hulls, 1882 #

Steamer JOHN THORN. Of 69 tons. Built at Rochester in 1871 by Springstead. Owned by B. Sweet. HHomeport Clayton. REMARKS. — Formerly J.H. KELLY, lengthened 25 feet 1880.      

Reported Loss of American Vessels Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1910 #

Steam paddle ISLANDER. U.S. No. 75508. Of 118 tons gross. Built 1871. On September 16, 1909 vessel burned at Alexandria Bay, N.Y. With 12 persons on board, no lives were lost.      

Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1889 #

Steam paddle ISLANDER.* U.S. No. 75508. Of 118.61 tons gross; 59.31 tons net. Built 1871 at Rochester, N.Y. Homeport, Cape Vincent, N.Y. 125.0 x 20.0 x 7.0 * formerly steam paddle [a] J.H. KELLY [b] JOHN THORN.      

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