The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bowmanville (1855)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
46212
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Portsmouth, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
759
Final Disposition
Final Location:
En Route Havana, Cuba
How:
Foundered (Blockade Runner)
History

176x27x10 Owned by C. Perry (latterly as "Perry & Black's Beaver Line") Built by G. N. Ault, Portsmouth, Ont. and launched 07/06/55. Engine(s) 44x120 by Kingston Foundry. Only large steamer built with through operation Hamilton-Quebec in mind. (Interval between completion of St. Lawrence canals and promotion of Grand Trunk Railway too short for others to be built). Sometimes Lake Ontario mail steamer. Sold to Confederate States as blockade runner, left Quebec 21/09/63. Put into New York leaking 10/10/63, seized there because bound for Nassau via Wilmington N. C. "with suspicious cargo".

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Bowmanville (1855)