The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William IV (1832)


Year of Build:
1832
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Gananoque, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
How:
Abandoned
History

135x25x10 Owned by A. Jones, Brockville; to Calvin Cook & Counter 1845. Built by J. Wood, Gananoque and launched 29/10/31. First engine by Ward Bros., Montreal; after 1840 55x96 by Bennett & Henderson, Montreal. Used on Lake Ontario and Upper St. Lawrence. Had 30 berths in gents' cabin below, 18 in ladies' cabin on deck. Unstable as built, false sides added 1835. Previously "a rolling washing tub" (Kingston "Whig"). Badly damaged in storm 28/10/40 when one false side leaked. Beached three miles up South Bay, Prince Edward County, Ont. with ladies' cabin "washed away". When refloated, schooners lashed each side and vessel steamed to Brockville under her own power for rebuilding as full-time towboat. Caught by freeze-up December 1853 Lachine.

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William IV (1832)