The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Princess Royal (1841)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, Ontario
Tonnage (gross):
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lynnhaven Bay, Virginia, U.S.A.

Later Registration: U.S.A. (1862)

First Rebuild: Official Number: 33135 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 172 x 23 -- 517 tons Rebuilt: in 1854

168x21x12 (width over paddle boxes 42') Owned by D. Bethune 1848; "a Toronto group" 1853; to J. Wilson, Quebec 1854; to J. Williobert, Que. 1857; H. J. Noad & Co. 1859; to A. Wright, Saint John N. B. 1859. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. and launched 10/08/41. Engine(s) 46x120 by builder. Lake Ontario mail steamer to 1852; Toronto-Cobourg-Rochester 1853, 1854; Quebec-Riviere du Loup 1855-58; Point du Chene-Miramichi N. B. 1859. When launched, had "Chatterson's patent wheels", immediately found unsatisfactory and replaced by conventional paddles after a few days. New boilers, new promenade deck and expanded upper saloon 1850. Broke walking beam and wrecked engines from overspeeding 1851, engines rebuilt by N. H. & D. Co. Chartered late 1853 to carry Great Western Railway locomotives from Rochester N.Y. to Burlington Ont. Modifications made for this work and general hard use caused by it resulted in 1854 rebuilding to 172x23x11.

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Princess Royal (1841)