The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1846

Full Text

p.3 New Steamer - The Hon. John Hamilton has imported from the mother country, the prepared material for the hull of an iron steamer, which is now being put together at the shipyard of Messrs. Fowler & Hood. The iron arrived here on Thursday last, from below, and on Friday the keel was laid. The new steamer, which is intended for Mr. Hamilton's River Line, will be about 180 feet in length, 26 feet beam, and will be propelled by an engine of 80 horsepower. She will probably be ready in eight or nine weeks to receive her engine, which she will do at Lachine, and we understand that her fittings will be of the first character. This, we believe will be the first steamer built of iron, westward of Montreal, for commercial purposes. H.M.S. Mohawk is constructed of iron, and being now on the ways in the same shipyard, her lengthening nearly completed, the somewhat novel spectacle in this quarter is presented of two iron steamers under the builder's hands. From the vast superiority of iron for the building of such vessels, however, we may fairly anticipate that the novelty will soon pass away. [News]

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Aug. 4, 1846
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1846