The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Great Britain (1830)


Year of Build:
1830
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Prescott, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
How:
Wrecked
History

147x23x12 (width over paddle boxes about 60'). Owned by J. Hamilton, St. Catharines 1838, 1840. Built by Brown & Bell, Prescott Ont. and launched 16/10/30. Engines (2) by Bennett & Henderson, Montreal, later to "North American". Lake Ontario mail steamer. Powerful: towed 15 schooners and a Durham boat upstream Prescott to Kingston, arriving 16/05/32. Broke crank causing serious engine damage in storm 01/10/34, out for rest of season. Broke shaft 05/10/36, out for rest of season. Serious engine damage 25/09/40 near Oswego, out for rest of season. [Result of brittle cast-iron engine components.] Kingston "Whig" 1836: "In order to strengthen the guards, six substantial pillars have been erected which with their gilded tops….add much to the imposing appearance of the vessel." For hog chains? Chartered to R. N. 1840 as storage hulk at Kingston dockyard, converted to barque "Eleonora" 1845, wrecked August 1846 Burlington Bay Canal.

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Great Britain (1830)