1904 Canada postcard steamer 'Huronic' on St Clair River Sarnia Ont.

$12.00 USD

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Nice postcard with  image of the steamer 'Huronic' under steam on the St Clair river near Sarnia.

She was commissioned in 1902, and owned by the Northern Navigation Company of Ontario, who had purchased the Northwest Transportation Company.

Labeled ‘N W.T. Co. Steamer Huronic St. Clair River, Sarnia, Ont.’

Text on front ”…Do you recognize boat? I sent you a card of tunnel…”.

Postmarked ‘POINT EDWARD SP 12 04 ONT.’ on 1 cent King Edward VIIth stamp, mailed to Highwood Illinois. Another light USA postmark.

Small crease UL corner


Huronic was part of a fleet of passenger vessels built for service on the Great Lakes (and namely in Collingwood area). She was designed by Hugh Calderwood, Manager of Collingwood Shipbuilding. She was retired in late 1949, a few months after her sister ship, Noronic, had a catastrophic fire. She was launched, in Collingwood, Ontario, in 1901

Huronic ran aground in 1913, off Whitefish Point, in Lake Superior. There was no loss of life, although many other vessels that ran aground during the same storm did lose lives.