The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Prince Albert (1841)


Year of Build:
1841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Prescott, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-150
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

Approx. 105x28. Owned by various partnerships. Engines (2) by Ward & Co., Montreal. Launched mid-May 1841. Built as Rideau Canal passage boat, towboat after c1860. Had 30 berths. "Too large, too lofty and altogether too good a vessel for the simple purpose of towing barges" (Montreal "Gazette" 1841). Rammed and sank "Propeller" on Rideau Canal near Kingston early July 1842. Damaged by fire 12/11/54 Kingston. "Refitted" winter 1857-8 at Prescott. Destroyed by fire 18/03/62 Ottawa.

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Prince Albert (1841)