The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
North America (1839)


Year of Build:
1839
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. John, New Brunswick
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Mt. Desert Island, Maine, U.S.A.
How:
Wrecked
History

156x22x12 Owned by J. Whitney, Saint John N. B. Built by W. & R. Wright, Saint John N. B. and launched 11/09/39. Engines (2) by Fawcett Preston & Co., Liverpool England. Usually used Saint John-Boston, sometimes to St. John's Nfld. Had 80' saloon, 50' ladies' cabin. "Will be provided with every facility for the prevention and extinguishment of Fires, with Force Pumps, Leather Hose, Fire Buckets and Life Preservers, with extra Boats etc. and a most admirable construction of Boiler, calculated to be perfectly safe from Fire." Badly damaged by fire 21/10/42 Boston. "Improvements about the bow" winter 1843-44; now better-looking and faster. Badly damaged in gale 25/11/44 Trepassey Nfld. Wrecked when steam pipe burst in storm 25/11/46 off Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

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North America (1839)