The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bay of Quinte (1852)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
283
Final Disposition
How:
Retired
History

152x24x9 Owned by O. S. Gildersleeve (Bay of Quinte Steamboat Co.), Kingston; to Calvin & Breck 1871. Built by G. Thurston at Kingston Marine Railway and launched 24/04/52. Engine(s) 37½x144 by Kingston Foundry Co. Used in Kingston-Bay of Quinte passenger trade. Sometimes filled in as Lake Ontario mail steamer. Became towboat 1871. Cabins incomplete first season. New main deck, saloon enlarged 1868. Laid up with broken shaft several weeks mid-summer 1865. Made first transit of new Wolfe Island Canal about 01/06/58 but turned out to be too big for regular service there. Broken up (scuttled?) 1885.

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Bay of Quinte (1852)