The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Beaver (1840)


Year of Build:
1840
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-118
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

103x24x8 Owned by Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Co., to Macpherson & Crane, Montreal 1844, 1850; to Robertson Jones & Co. 1851; to S. Macpherson, Ottawa 1857. Built by Kingston Marine Railway and launched 20/06/40. Used on Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle. Said to be first to be "built on a new plan being shaped something like a fiddle having no wings [paddle boxes] but contracted in the middle to admit the paddles and the cabins are the whole width of the boat". Known as "recessed paddles". Sank Merrickville mid-September 1844, raised. Sank 12/10/54 Mud Lake, raised. Destroyed by fire 20/04/68 Ottawa.

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Beaver (1840)