The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Raftsman (1840)


Year of Build:
1840
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Garden Island, Ontario
Power
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
-80
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

100x22x7 (width over paddle boxes 32') Owned by Calvin & Breck. Built by Calvin Cook & Counter, Garden Island 1840. Ran rapids and towed to LĂ©vis for engine. Had to stay on lower St. Lawrence until last of canals opened November 1845. Towboat.

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Raftsman (1840)