The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Union (1822)


Year of Build:
1822
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Hawkesbury, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
How:
Retired
History

Approx. 125x23. Owned by P. Wright et al., Hull Que. Built by W. Grant, Hawkesbury 1822. Engine by Boulton & Watt, London England, from "Swiftsure". Stability deficient, "artificial bilges" added. Used Grenville-Hull, later on Rideau Canal. First steamboat on upper reach, Ottawa River; also first on Rideau. Laid up 1829-31. Made first passage on Rideau Canal 08/10/31 Bytown to Nicholson's. Was running to Smiths Falls by end of month. "Not noted for obeying her helm". Name "Union of the Ottawa" never used in contemporary references. Nothing official on this one.

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Union (1822)