The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Niagara (1825)


Year of Build:
1825
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Burlington, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Final Disposition
How:
Rebuilt Sail
History

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: in 1826

Dimensions and owners unknown. Engine by Ward Bros., Montreal. Built as schooner, engine added at Prescott after a short time. Machinery breakdown 10/08/26, sailed to Bath, out of service for a while. Stranded 02/11/26 Poplar Point, St. Lawrence, refloated June 1827. Engine had to be removed to do so. Had lost money; to be sold by original owners "unless more stock is sold to get the boat afloat and refitted" May 1827. Towed burning "Frontenac" to Niagara 29/09/27. Niagara "Gleaner" reports "Ownership in dispute" autumn 1832. Rebellious group of shareholders challenged actions of managers, "took her off to Rochester" October 1832.

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Niagara (1825)