The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Forester (1844)


Year of Build:
1844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bennet's Landing, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada
How:
Abandoned
History

Approx. 100x14. (width over paddle boxes 24') Owned by W. Weller, Cobourg Ont., to H. Fowlds, Hastings 1852. Launched 13/07/44. Either a "noisy scow-like craft" or "a neat and commodiously arranged boat, having cabins for Ladies and Gentlemen, well furnished and sufficiently large" (Cobourg "Star"). Carried partly over dam 18/04/51 Whitla's Rapids, beached, refloated. Boiler exploded 10/06/51 Otonabee River, 1 killed.

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Forester (1844)