The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Napoleon III (1856)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
33253
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Govan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
749
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
How:
Wrecked
History

173x30x17 Owned by Provincial Government, to Dominion Government 1867. Built by R. Napier, Govan Scotland. First engines 60x54 (oscillating) by builder; after 1887 had those from wrecked steamer "Fylgia", details lacking. Arrived at Quebec from United Kingdom 19/08/56. "Rolls considerably". Damaged by ice in spring breakup 08/05/74 Quebec, used as "temporary lightship" all summer, repaired next winter with "new spar deck". Wrecked in storm 18/10/90 Glace Bay N. S., broke up in storm early December.

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Napoleon III (1856)