The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Experiment (1841)


Year of Build:
1841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Carleton, New Brunswick
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
History

93x17x5 Owned by T. & W. McAvity; to O. Jones, Digby N. S. 1843; S. Hallett, C. Johnston & C. H. Gray, Saint John N. B.; to Hatheway & Small 1859. Built by G. Craig, Carleton N. B. and launched 16/10/41. Boiler exploded 27/01/42 on trial trip. "The accident occurred from the circumstance of the boat being started before a feed pump had been supplied, the water in the boiler being nearly exhausted" (Saint John "Courier"). Used as night boat on St. John River; to Annapolis River after 1859. First commercial iron steamer in Canada.

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Experiment (1841)