The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Royal (1865)


Year of Build:
1865
Official Number:
51535
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Etchemin, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
261
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Point Platon, Quebec, Canada
How:
Foundered
History

First Rebuild: Official Number: 51535 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 130 x 26 -- 313 tons Rebuilt: in 1879

130x26x10 Owned by J. Gaherty & Co., St. Romuald Que. 1867, 1871; to J. G. Burns, Quebec 1874, 1877. Built by J. & D. Gaherty, Etchemin, Lévis 1865. Engine 36x108 (maker unknown). Towboat but had "large deck space for passengers". Armed as gunboat in "Fenian troubles" June 1866. Bulwarks raised six feet, pierced for guns; 4 installed. Stationed at Kingston. Released April 1867. Badly damaged by ice in spring breakup 08/05/74 Quebec with several other vessels; first described as total loss but repaired. Sank 16/09/83 Point Platon Que.

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Royal (1865)