The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Experiment (1837)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-77
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

95x14x7 Owned by J. Lockhart, Hamilton 1837; to Provincial Government 1838; to T. Walters 1847. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. 1837. Engine 28x60 by builders. Built as Lake Ontario passenger streamer but very soon sold to Provincial Government. Armed as gunboat in "Fenian troubles" and fought off an attack on Prescott Ont. by men from "United States", "Paul Pry" and two schooners 12/11/38. Taken to Georgian Bay, both paddle boxes had to be removed to transit Welland Canal. Became H. M. S. "Experiment" based on Penetang. Back in commercial service on Lake Erie 1847.

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Experiment (1837)