The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady of the Lake (1826)


Year of Build:
1826
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Riv. Beaudette, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
How:
Retired
History

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 95 x 17 Rebuilt: Quebec, Quebec, Canada in 1833

86x18x8 Owned by "Mr. Greenfield" 1831; to J. Molson, Montreal 1832; to Wm. Patton & Co., Quebec 1834. Built by L. Shay (or Shea), Riviere Beaudette Que. and launched May 1826. Engine by Bennett & Briggs, Montreal. Built as opposition boat on Lake St. Francis but bought off by H. Dickinson (of Upper Canada Stage & Steamboat Line). Used Quebec-Saguenay 1826; Montreal-Quebec 1827-34; towboat 1835. "Accommodations for passengers much superior to what her external appearance indicates" (1826). "Cast ashore" by spring breakup mid-April 1832 Boucherville Que. Boiler exploded 07/09/34 Quebec, 6 killed: boiler "corroded half through" and engineer drunk.

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Lady of the Lake (1826)