The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Lawrence (1849)


Year of Build:
1849
Official Number:
33494
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chateauguay, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
214
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

147x25x8 (width over paddle boxes 44') Owned by various fluid partnerships. Built by E. D. Merritt, Châteauguay Que. 1849. Engine 36x108 (maker unknown), to "Royal". Used Montreal-Lake Ontario; St. Lawrence mail steamer at first. For sale January 1850: "Built a year ago at Châteauguay by Mr. Merritt…. with a little outlay would make a good passage boat". The outlay was made: new upper saloon and staterooms 1851. Rammed and sunk by "Britannia" 08/11/51 Lake St. Francis; raised mid-December.

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St. Lawrence (1849)