The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rothesay (1867)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
54485
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Carleton, New Brunswick
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
839
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Prescott, Ontario, Canada
How:
Foundered (Collision)
History

193x29x8 Owned by J. Lunt, Saint John N. B. 1871, 1877; St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. 1882; to C. Fisher, Montreal 1883; J. G. Ross, Quebec 1886. Built by J. & S. E. Oliver, Carleton N. B. and launched 07/02/67. Engine by Fleming & Humbert (Phoenix Foundry). Used on Saint John River to 1876. Intended to run "opposition" service Quebec-Montreal but bought off by Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. after one month (July 1877). On Lake Ontario/Thousand Islands thereafter. Used Clayton, N.Y.-Dickinson's Landing Ont. 1882-1884 but seized and sold November 1884 re unpaid wages. Sunk in collision with "Myra" 12/09/89 near Prescott, 2 killed. Wreck blown up 1902 by Royal Military College cadets.

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Rothesay (1867)