The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Propeller (1841)


Year of Build:
1841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Brockville, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-64
Final Disposition
How:
Retired
History

91x14x6 Owned by a series of fluid partnerships. Built by W. Parkin, Brockville 1841. Engine from New York State. First screw steamer on Lakes (famous American "Vandalia" was fifth). Rammed and sunk by "Prince Albert" early July 1842 on Rideau Canal near Kingston. Had no upper works when built; full-length promenade deck and passenger accommodation added 1842. Made circuit of Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle in 4 days 12 hours early June 1842: fastest ever.

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Propeller (1841)