The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jenny Lind (1849)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Quebec, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-273
Final Disposition
How:
Retired
History

171x26x9 Owned by "Mr. Ryan"; to T. Macnider 1850; to W. Parkyn, Montreal 1851; "American Line" 1853, 1858; Holcomb Cowan & Co. 1862. Built by J. Jeffery, Quebec and launched 17/11/49. Engine(s) 41x129 by St. Mary's Foundry, Montreal (to "Osprey"). To be built by popular subscription; ready to launch 31/05/49 but "accident to cylinder" resulted in delay and extra expense, causing Mr. Ryan to seek other investors. Launched as "Cosmopolite" despite financial problems resulting in Jeffrey being fired as builder. Towed to Montreal for engine, but more financial problems resulted in Parkyn, who ran St. Mary's Foundry, assuming ownership of incomplete vessel, apparently as a personal investment. Finally had trial trip mid-June 1851. Used Montreal-Ogdensburg until 1860, then below Montreal. Occasionally filled in as mail steamer below Kingston. Stranded 02/06/58 Long Sault Rapids, St. Lawrence, salvaged. Sank 17/07/62 foot of Beauharnois Canal, probably not used afterwards.

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Jenny Lind (1849)