The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Royal Tar (1835)


Year of Build:
1835
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Carleton, New Brunswick
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Penobscot Bay, Maine, U.S.A.
How:
Burnt
History

Approx. 146x24. Owned by J. Hammond et al. Built by W. & I. Olive, Carleton N. B. and launched 09/11/35. Used Saint John N. B. to Portland and St. Adrews alternately. Destroyed by fire 25/10/36 Penobscot Bay, Maine, 32 killed. Fire caused when boilers ran dry, overheated, ignited wedges driven between boiler tops and deck beams, to support weight of circus elephant.

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Royal Tar (1835)