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Table 1: Estimated Cost per Ton of Early Canadian Great Lakes Steamboats

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Title Page
Author's Note:
Introduction
Origins
Design
Construction
Table 1: Estimated Cost per Ton of Early Canadian Great Lakes Steamboats
Management
Operation
Competition and Profitability
Sale
Conclusions
Notes
Table of Illustrations
Index

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
NAME TOTAL COST ENGINE H.P. ENGINE COST OUTFITTING TONNAGE COST/TON
Frontenac 15000 50 5000 3000 700 10*
Charlotte 3500 [20] 1000 750 150 11.7
Dalhousie 2500 20 1000 750 50 15
Queenston 5000 [50] 2375 750 300 6.3
Canada 5000 45 2138 750 209 10.1
Niagara 6000 50 2375 750 400 7.2
Sources: (1) Niles Weekly Register, 7 Oct 1826 (quoting Canadian Freeman) (2) []=estimate. Kingston Chronicle, 30 Aug. 1822, 4 Aug. 1826. Richardson, p. 16. (3) Frontenac rate includes estimate for delivery costs. The balance are calculated at the rate of 50 per horse power for engines up to 20 h.p. and 47 1/2 per h.p. thereafter being the rates quoted by John Dod Ward in 1822 in Wilson, p. 127. (4) Except for Frontenac this is an estimate for the costs of painting, furnituree, cables and achors, boats etc. (5) Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston), 22 Nov. 1843 (6) The Frontenac is calculated from a known contract price. The rest use the formula: cols. (1- (3+4))/5. NOTE: All figures are in Halifax Currency

 


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