The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
America (1842)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-221
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
How:
Foundered
History

141x19x9 Owned by D. Bethune, Toronto; to Calvin & Breck, Kingston, 1848, 1863. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co., and launched 05/01/42. Engines 40½x96 by builder. Lake Ontario passenger trade, mostly towboat after about 1854. Illegally impounded by United States Customs at Rochester, New York. all winter 1843-44 (not unusual at the time), charges dropped. Broke shaft in storm Lake Ontario 23/10/51, sailed before wind, disappeared for two days until arrived at Oswego. Sank at dock Kingston 23/10/74, condemned, broken up.

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America (1842)