The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. John (1847)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
46148
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. John, New Brunswick
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
163
Final Disposition
Final Location:
En Route To New Orleans, U.S.A.
How:
Lost At Sea (Blockade Runner)
History

First Rebuild: Official Number: 46148 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 201 x 21 -- 178 tons

172x21x8 Owned by J. J. Ackerley et al.; to Hatheway & Small c1855. Built by H. Irvine, Saint John and launched 17/04/47. Engine 44x120 by Phoenix Foundry, Saint John. Used on Saint John River. Lengthened to 201x21x8 after 2½ months' service as drew too much water. Two new cabins and several staterooms 1849. Badly damaged in collision with "Union" 24/06/51 Oak Point. Lost at sea 21/07/63 as blockade runner en route New York-New Orleans.

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St. John (1847)