The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Her Majesty (1863)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catharines, Ontario
Tonnage (gross):
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Perce Village, Gaspe, Quebec, Canada

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 185 x 30 -- -336 tons Rebuilt: in 1866

185x30x13 Owned by J. Henderson & Co., Montreal; to H. Chisholm & G. Chaffey 1865; T. C. Chisholm 1869. Built by L. Shickluna, St. Catharines and launched 05/11/63. Engine 2-cyl. simple 26-26x26 by Davidson & Doran, Kingston. New engines 1869 50x30 by J. Gartshore, Dundas Ont. Largest "propeller" yet built in Canada: 84 staterooms, 140' saloon. Much finishing work done winter 1863-64 by Kingston Marine Railway. Used Montreal-Hamilton at first; Montreal-Gulf as steam barge. Hauled out to replace propeller c01/10/64, ways collapsed under weight. Idle much of summer 1865 until new condensers successfully tested 12/08/65. Stranded 14/11/65 near Gananoque, rebuilt to steam barge Kingston Marine Railway. All cabins cut away, leaving only space for crew. Wrecked 06/11/69 Whitehead Reef, Percé Village, Gaspé.

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Her Majesty (1863)