The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canadian Patriot (1832)


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

114x25x9 Owned by The Ferryboat Co.; to "United Companies" (combination of The Towboat Co. and St. Lawrence Steamboat Co.) 1835. Built by Shea & Merritt, Montreal and launched 15/05/32. Engine by Bennett & Henderson, Montreal (passed on to "Charlevoix"). Built as Laprairie ferry, Montreal-Quebec after 1834. "To be fitted with berths" 1834. Signal gun (used instead of whistle) exploded 30/06/33 entering Laprairie harbour, 2 killed. Squabble over 1835 sale: one faction "captured" vessel 03/05/35 and took her to Boucherville; other faction towed her back to Montreal later in the month.

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Canadian Patriot (1832)