The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Reindeer (1845)


Year of Build:
1845
Official Number:
41880
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
108
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. John River, New Brunswick, Canada
How:
Wrecked
History

130x14x8 Owned by T. Pickard; to Hatheway & Small 1849. Built by B. Tibbetts, St. Mary's (Fredericton) N. B. and launched 03/05/45. Engine 17-32x57 by builder, to "Antelope". Claimed to be world's first compound engine: had "high and low pressure principles combined". "There is now no longer any doubt that the new principle discovered by Mr. Tibbets has completely succeeded" (Fredericton "Headquarters"). Used on St. John River. Larger cabins, new upper deck saloon 1849. Wrecked 30/05/60 near mouth of Eel River.

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Reindeer (1845)