The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Beaver (1854)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-240
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

152x27x7 Owned by Grand Trunk Railway 1859; F. X. Beaudry, Montreal 1866, 1870. Built by A. Cantin, Montreal and launched June 1854. Used by Grand Trunk Railway as tug towing scows loaded with stone for piers of Victoria Bridge. Used moistly as towboat after completion of piers. Ferry Montreal-Laprairie sometimes, occasionally Ottawa River (lower reach) "market boat" making all stops. Sank in Ste. Annes Lock, Ottawa River 05/05/70, blocked lock. Raised 15/05, taken to Pointe Claire, sank again. Probably unused after this.

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Beaver (1854)