The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bytown (1842)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Portsmouth, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-76
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

92x17x6 Owned by Macpherson & Crane, Montreal 1844; to Robertson Jones & Co., Quebec 1852; McDonald & Browne 1857; Dickinson Ottawa & Rideau Line 1863,1865; to Montreal & Ottawa Forwarding Co. 1868. Built by Macpherson & Crane, Portsmouth Ont. 1842. Engine from "Rideau". Used on Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle. "The above steamer is provided with a large Awning, adding greatly to the comfort of Passengers." (Montreal "Gazette" 1843) Rammed lock gate Beauharnois Canal 16/09/53. "The Bytown is able to walk through anything" (Ottawa "Citizen"). Laid up last of 1861, much of 1862 due to washouts on Rideau Canal. Again inactive 1867.

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Bytown (1842)