The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Bull (1831)


Year of Build:
1831
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lanoraie, Quebec, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

188x32x11 (width over paddle boxes 70') Owned by J. Molson (St. Lawrence Steam Boat Co.) Built by E. D. Merritt, Montreal and launched 26/04/31. Engines (2) 60x96 By Ward's Eagle Foundry, Montreal. Engine unsatisfactory and extravagant on use of coal, vessel used only at peak periods and laid up much of season 1831. Said to make more money at anchor as official residence of Lord Durham "who preferred to be afloat". Destroyed by fire 10/06/39 Lanoraie Que.

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John Bull (1831)