The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Precursor (1842)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cobourg, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
History

Approx. 88x19. Owned by W. H. Kittson, Cobourg. Built by Collins, Cobourg and launched 14/05/42. Designed for Ericsson screw but received experimental patent "Baird's sweeping paddles" (Cobourg "Star"). Unfortunately no details. Described as "propeller schooner". Used on Lake Ontario. Short-lived as steamer.

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Precursor (1842)
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Precursor (1842)