The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston (1833)


Year of Build:
1833
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
How:
Retired
History

109x15x8 (width over paddle boxes 32') Owned by J. G. Parker, to J. Counter 1839. Built by J. Quain, Kingston and launched early May 1833. Engine by Ward, Montreal. Used mostly Prescott-Bay of Quinte ("Bay and River"). Built by a group of small farmers in hopes of reducing costs; to have been called "Canadian Farmer". Unable to complete construction, mortgage foreclosed: "Unfortunately stranded between the Midland District Bank and the Prince Edward [County] Court House" (letter to Hallowell "Free Press"). Found unstable on launching, Durham boat had to be lashed alongside to steady her during engine trials. "Owing to the narrowness of her bottom, could not be prevented from rolling" (Montreal "Gazette"). False sides immediately added. Used Kingston-Bay of Quinte, first trip 30/08/33 in incomplete condition. New cabins; promenade deck lengthened and widened next winter. Then had 40 berths. Holed by ice 25/11/34 Belleville; one false side filled and vessel capsized. Rebuilt. Too small to be profitable; withdrawn from Bay of Quinte September 1843. Little used thereafter.

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Kingston (1833)