The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ottawa (1848)


Year of Build:
1848
Official Number:
33465
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
264
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

135x24x10 Owned by a number of ever-changing partnerships. Built by A. Cantin, Montreal 1848. Used Montreal-Lake Ontario, occasionally to Quebec. "Her wheels work in hollowed spaces in her hull and the vessel has, but for her walking beam, more the appearance of a propeller than a steamer" (Milwaukee "Sentinel" quoted in "Globe"). Rammed and sunk by "B. F. Tibbits" 23/07/55 Brockville, repaired at Ogdensburg. Sank 10/03/62 at wharf Kingston; raised a month later but sank again 09/05/62 near Brockville. Raised again.

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Ottawa (1848)
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Ottawa (1848)