The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Saguenay (1853)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
37081
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sorel, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
286
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lachine Canal, Quebec, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

165x24x9 Owned by Quebec & Trois Pistoles Steam Navigation Co.; to D. Lynch 1860. Built by D. & J. McCarthy, Sorel and launched 09/05/53. Engine 46x78 by Fawcett Preston & Co., Liverpool England; immediately replaced: 42x72 (maker unknown). Used below Montreal except Lake Ontario 1854-56. Maiden voyage 19/07/53; walking beam fractured at Grosse Île and engine "a complete wreck". Had 140' saloon and 42 staterooms. Sank in storm 03/12/54 Kingston, raised. Destroyed by fire 12/05/61 Lachine Canal; hull rebuilt barge by A. Cantin, Montreal. Barge wrecked 1869 Lake St. Francis.

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Saguenay (1853)