The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canada (1832)


Year of Build:
1832
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 173 x 27 -- -433 tons Rebuilt: in 1841

177x29x10 Owned by Montreal & Quebec Towboat Co. Built by Shea & Merritt, Montreal and launched 12/06/32. Engines (2) 96" stroke by Fawcett, Preston & Co., Liverpool England. Claimed to be largest and fastest steamboat in North America when built. Used as passenger boat despite owners' name. Part of deck collapsed 22/06/33 Montreal while unloading 400 immigrants, no serious injuries. Wrecked 12/08/39 Château Richer Que., refloated.

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Canada (1832)