The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Britannia (1843)


Year of Build:
1843
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Portsmouth, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-97
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

92x17x7 Owned by T. Maxwell 1844; S. W. Brady 1846; to Glassford & Walker 1854; to M. Cousineau, Montreal 1855; to R. Mitchell 1856; to F. F. Mullins, Montreal 1859; to M. K. Dickinson, Ottawa 1861 (this sequence from Kingston register). Other sources give new owner 1861 as T. Ryan, Montreal; newspapers state sold by Glassford & Walker to M. K. Dickinson 1854. Vessel usually used on Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle but also noted on Bay of Quinte and on Richelieu River (1849). Sometimes lumber tug in later years. 1844 advertisement states "run on strictly teetotal principles".

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Britannia (1843)