The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
London (1845)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chippawa, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-456
Final Disposition
How:
Rebuilt Sail
History

Later Registration: U.S.A. (1850)

161x25x11 Owned by O. T. Macklem, Chippewa Ont.; to H. Van Allen 1849. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co., Chippewa (branch yard) and launched 14/11/44. Used on Lake Erie. Rammed and sank "Kent" 12/08/45 Lake Erie, 9 killed. Seized illegally by U.S. Customs 1850 for supposed smuggling; charges false and corrupt Customs officer disciplined but stolen vessel never returned to Canadian owners.

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London (1845)