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British Queen (Steamboat), C33457, 29 Apr 1846


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      PORT OF MONTREAL
      Port Number- 13 of 1850 (& 23 of 1854)
      Name - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BRITISH QUEEN
      Type - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Propelled by steam, with paddlewheels
      Port of register - - - - - - - - Montreal
      Tonnage - - - - - - - - - - - - - 118.66 tons burthen
      When built - - - - - - - - - - - 1845
      Where built - - - - - - - - - - Port Metcalfe
      Builders name & date of certificate :- John Oades, April 4, 1849
      Date of registration at Montreal :- May 25, 1850. Surveyor, James Mills

      Description of vessel: -
      Length - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 167 feet & nine tenths.
      Breadth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21 feet & nine tenths at midships
      Height between decks - - - - 6 feet & six tenths
      or depth of hold

      Decks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - One
      Masts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - None
      Bowsprit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - None
      Stern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Square
      Figure-head - - - - - - - - - - - None
      How rigged - - - - - - - - - - - ------- Carvel built
      Admeasured - - - - - - - - - - - Afloat - framework & planking of wood
      Present master - - - - - - - - - John LaFlamme
      Depth of engine-room - - - - 63 feet
      Tonnage of engine-room - - 98 tons
      Subscribing owners:- Lucius Moody of Montreal sole owner: Sold to Henry A. Chillar & George David, both of Nicolet in the District of Montreal, dated Nov. 10, 1854

Registers Notes :- Cancelled - Registered De Nova, see 23 of 1854

      Port of Montreal Register
      National Archives, Ottawa
     
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      LAKE ONTARIO STEAMBOATS
The steamboat line on Lake Ontario, has had an important addition in a new boat called the "BRITISH QUEEN", which runs between Ogdensburg and Montreal every other morning. She leaves Ogdensburg at 8 o'clock, a. m. and runs the whole rapids of the St. Lawrence by daylight, affording to travellers an ample oppertunity to witness the subline scenery of the river. The Ogdensburg 'Republican' says that the "QUEEN" is a beautiful model, and commodious in her arrangements, and when the other boat, which is to run in connection with her, is placed in the line, the public will find every facility that can be desired.
A correspondent furnishes the following; The steamboat "BRITISH QUEEN", built by Capt. L. Moody of Montreal, so well and favorably known to the travelling community for the last twelve years, has formed a line of steamboats from Ogdensburg to Montreal, for the accommodation of the U. S. Mail Line of steamboats from Lewiston to Ogdensburg. As soon as we placed our foot upon the deck, we saw that everything was in the most perfect order. We left Ogdensburg at half-past nine in the morning on our downward trip, and stopping at the different ports along the passage, we arrived at Coteau au Lac at 3 o'clock. Here we took on a pilot to run the various rapids, between this place and Lachine. At 4 o'clock we entered the Cedar Rapids amid cheers and other demonstrations of delight from our party, which spoke a
high compliment to the boat and her experienced and accomplished commander. Notwithstanding a strong wind was blowing, the QUEEN made excellent time. The steadiness and trueness of the working of her machinery, is a valuable consideration, and one which cannot escape observation. I verily believe there is not a boat on the river that works prettier and more even with so little jarring and noise.
To speak of the indefatigable exertions of Capt. Chamberlain, or of his assistant, the purser, Mr. LaFlamm, is unnecessary. They are both too well and favorably known to require from me any introduction to the public, both the Capt. and Mr. LaFlamm are entire gentlemen, and as an old Grandmother used to say "good behaved and well spoken" I would most cheerfully recommend all parties who are travelling for pleasure to Montreal, to take passage in the QUEEN, on account of her superb accommodations, and the amount of downright enjoyment to be derived from the trip...
      The Daily Courier and Pilot. (Buffalo)
      Thursday July 9, 1846
     
     

BRITISH QUEEN, steamer. Official Canadian Number 33457. Built Wolf Island, Ont. 1845. 168 x 22 x 7, of 118 tons. "Sold foreign 1870"
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant
      Steamships, (Coastal & Inland) 1809 - 1930

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      Steamer BRITISH QUEEN of the Lake Ontario Steamboat Co., is advertised to ply, with others, during the season of 1856 between Ogdensburg and Montreal. Built 1846
      Milwaukee Daily Sentinel
      April 29, 1856

     


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new steamer
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1846
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McN.E.6297
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English
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William R. McNeil
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British Queen (Steamboat), C33457, 29 Apr 1846