Temporary name: ALBERTA (1876)
Port of Picton Registry, Number 1 of 1876 :
This Vessel is either being built or about to be built.
|Temporary Name: ALBERTA||Description: Propeller.|
|Official Number: ||Intended Tonnage: 125|
|Where Building: Picton.||Port of Registry / Hail: |
|Intended Launching: May 1, 1876.||Value: |
|Builder’s Name: David & Wm McMurchy. |
|Master’s Name: ||Subscribing Owners: |
|Intended Length: 100 feet and 5/10ths.||Intended Breadth: 18 feet and 67/10ths.|
|Intended Depth of Hold: 7 feet and 5/10ths||Masts: |
|Intended Owners: John Buckenshire & Rathbun & Sons, joint owners. |
See also the entry for the propeller Alberta in our ships Database. Note also t.
- First Registration. Name: ALBERTA Location: Port of Picton, Ont. Canada. Date Built: 1876/05/01 Unit Tons: 125 Type of Rig: Propeller. Description: 100.5 feet X 18.67 X 7.7 Source of Data: N.A.C., RG-42, C-2434, VOL220. (2) MMGLK, SHIPS LISTS-CANADIAN REGISTRY LIST, Registry Record 3 of 8.
- Vessel Name: ALBERTA Vessel Type: Propeller Nationality: Canada Place Built: Picton, Ont. Launch Date: 5/1/1876 Gross Tonnage: 125(1876) Builder’s Name: David & William McMurchy Hull Type: Wood. Classification: “a propeller ALBERTA (1876)” Length – 100.5’ X Width – 18.67’ X Depth, 7.5’ Owners: Buckenshire, John (1876) & Rathbun (1876). Major Events: Whitefish Point, Lake Superior, Collision and Repaired: (merchandise). HOWEVER, THE MARINE RECORD DATED THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 1887 REPORTS A COLLISION BETWEEN THE ALBERTA AND OSBORNE AT WHITEFISH POINT, LAKE SUPERIOR ON JULY 28, 1884. THE ALBERTA IS NOTED TO BE C85765, BUILT IN SCOTLAND.
- Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Gerald C. Metzler, Great Lakes Vessel Database. Record #28087. (3b) Marine Record of Thursday Sept 22, 1887 found under that date at the Maritime History of the Great Lakes database on reel #2.
References and source notes
(3) Note: the collision with the OSBORNE was by the much larger passenger steamer Alberta O/N 85765 – a different vessel, built Clydeside, Scotland.