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  • Oldfield (1841)
        104x17x8 Owned by various very fluid partnerships. Built by G. Weeks, Prescott 1841. Used on lower reach, Ottawa River. Passenger accommodation added 1843.
      104x17x8 Owned by various very fluid partnerships. Built by G. Weeks, Prescott ...
  • Ontario (1839)
        Other Names: Lord Sydenham (1840); Montreal; First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 235 x 23 -- -324 tons Rebuilt: Sorel, Quebec, Canada in 1847 Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: Quebec, Quebec, Canada 197x25x9 (width over paddle boxes 53') Owned by J. Hamilton, Kingston; to W. & G. Tate, Montreal 1840; to ...
      Other Names: Lord Sydenham (1840); Montreal; First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 235 ...
  • Ontario (1841)
        106x19x8 Owned by Quebec Forwarding Co. Built by A.Cantin at Prescott Ont. 1841. Steam Barge. Used on St. Lawrence.
      106x19x8 Owned by Quebec Forwarding Co. Built by A.Cantin at Prescott Ont. ...
  • Pilot (1842)
        Approx. 87x17 Owned by H. & S. Jones, Brockville. Engine by Ward & Brush, Montreal. Used on Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle, later St. Lawrence towboat. Sank 20/06/42 near Kingston when connecting rod broke and piston punched hole in hull; repaired.
      Approx. 87x17 Owned by H. & S. Jones, Brockville. Engine by Ward ...
  • Pioneer (1841)
        First Rebuild: Official Number: 33448 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 94 x 14 -- 52 tons 94x14x7. Owned by series of ever-changing partnerships. Built by T. Dissett, Prescott 1841. Used on Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle except Richelieu River 1847. Collided with "Lady Colborne" Sorel 09/06/47, captain and pilot charged with murder. No details. Driven ...
      First Rebuild: Official Number: 33448 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 94 x 14 -- ...
  • Porcupine (1840)
        Approx. 110x32. Owned by Macpherson & Crane, Montreal 1840, 1846; to Robertson Jones & Co. c1853; to Henderson & Holcomb, Montreal 1855. Engine 96" stroke, by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. Used on St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. "Canal size but unsuitable for the Rideau" (Kingston "Chronicle" 1840). Had "wheezy ...
      Approx. 110x32. Owned by Macpherson & Crane, Montreal 1840, 1846; to Robertson ...
  • Prince Albert (1841)
        Approx. 105x28. Owned by various partnerships. Engines (2) by Ward & Co., Montreal. Launched mid-May 1841. Built as Rideau Canal passage boat, towboat after c1860. Had 30 berths. "Too large, too lofty and altogether too good a vessel for the simple purpose of towing barges" (Montreal "Gazette" 1841). Rammed and ...
      Approx. 105x28. Owned by various partnerships. Engines (2) by Ward & Co., ...
  • Rapid (1834)
        177x31x? Owners uncertain. Built by Sandford, Prescott and launched 12/06/34. Engines (2) by Norton & Hulbert, Prescott. Catamaran consisting of 2 oval wooden tubes, flattish on bottom, 177'x5'x9' with inside iron hoops every 8 feet. Deck to make overall 37' width. Had single wheel 25' diameter on shaft 8' above ...
      177x31x? Owners uncertain. Built by Sandford, Prescott and launched 12/06/34. Engines (2) ...
  • Rothesay (1867)
        Official No.: 54485; 193x29x8 Owned by J. Lunt, Saint John N. B. 1871, 1877; St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. 1882; to C. Fisher, Montreal 1883; J. G. Ross, Quebec 1886. Built by J. & S. E. Oliver, Carleton N. B. and launched 07/02/67. Engine by Fleming & Humbert (Phoenix Foundry). Used ...
      Official No.: 54485; 193x29x8 Owned by J. Lunt, Saint John N. B. ...
  • Victoria (1841)
        Dimensions unknown. Owned by Hooker & Henderson, Montreal. "Now being engined at Prescott" (Montreal "Transcript" May 1841). "Nearly finished" (same paper, July). No further note found, undoubtedly renamed.
      Dimensions unknown. Owned by Hooker & Henderson, Montreal. "Now being engined at ...
  • Wenona (1905)
        Official No.: 107685; 67x10x5 Owned by Upper Ontario Steamboat Co., New Liskeard. Montreal River passenger vessel. ; Final Location: Lake Temiskaming, Ontario, Canada, Condemned
      Official No.: 107685; 67x10x5 Owned by Upper Ontario Steamboat Co., New Liskeard. ...
  • Alaska (1884)
        Other Names: Reserve (1902); Official No.: 85719; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1885) First Rebuild: Official Number: 85719 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 80 x 18 -- 114 tons Rebuilt: Prescott, Ontario, Canada in 1915 62x15x5 Owned by W. J. Murphy, Morrisburg Ont., to Dominion Government 1902. Built by G. H. Notter, Buffalo, New ...
      Other Names: Reserve (1902); Official No.: 85719; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1885) First ...
  • Canada (1841)
        First Rebuild: Official Number: 33442 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 159 x 20 -- 137 tons Rebuilt: in 1853 Dimensions unknown. Owned by D. Bethune, Toronto; to J. Hamilton, Kingston 1842, 1849; T. Maxwell, Kingston 1853. Built by Weeks, Prescott Ont. and launched mid-May1841. Upper St. Lawrence mail steamer, towboat after 1850, ...
      First Rebuild: Official Number: 33442 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 159 x 20 -- ...
  • City of Belleville (1878)
        Official No.: 71094; 90x15x7 Owned by A. L. Bogart, 1879; I. Plumb, Prescott 1886; Canadian Pacific Car & Passenger Transfer Co. 1895; to Prescott & Ogdensburg Ferry Co. 1911. Built by L. Shickluna, St. Catharines and launched about 20/06/78. Various short-range passenger services. Licensed for 250 passengers 1886. Sank 28/07/13 ...
      Official No.: 71094; 90x15x7 Owned by A. L. Bogart, 1879; I. Plumb, ...
  • Dalhousie (1822)
        80' approx. Original owner unknown, to H. Dickinson 1832. Built Prescott Ont. 1822. At first used Kingston-Prescott, run down rapids 19/04/32 to operate Cornwall-Coteau. Maiden arrival at Kingston 29/08/22. Seriously damaged in collision with "Niagara" 14/09/26 Prescott. Intended to be moved to Rideau Canal, drawn up rapids 27/06/34 but wrecked ...
      80' approx. Original owner unknown, to H. Dickinson 1832. Built Prescott Ont. ...
  • Great Britain (1830)
        147x23x12 (width over paddle boxes about 60'). Owned by J. Hamilton, St. Catharines 1838, 1840. Built by Brown & Bell, Prescott Ont. and launched 16/10/30. Engines (2) by Bennett & Henderson, Montreal, later to "North American". Lake Ontario mail steamer. Powerful: towed 15 schooners and a Durham boat upstream Prescott ...
      147x23x12 (width over paddle boxes about 60'). Owned by J. Hamilton, St. ...
  • Grenada (1883)
        Official No.: 85711; 80x15x4 Owned by A. Smallman, Dundee Que. Built by Woods Bros., Prescott 1883. Engine from "Sam Perry". Ferry. Last used 1907.
      Official No.: 85711; 80x15x4 Owned by A. Smallman, Dundee Que. Built by ...
  • Grenville (1841)
        94x11x6 Owned by various partnerships, then to W. Rodden, Montreal 1848; later T. Davies, Kingston. Built by G. Weeks, Prescott Ont. Used on Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle until St. Lawrence canals completed 1848, then sold to Montreal owners. Removed from Register 1872; Broken up.
      94x11x6 Owned by various partnerships, then to W. Rodden, Montreal 1848; later ...
  • Hunter (1838)
        Other Names: Perth (1847); Hercules; First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 104 x 17 -- -143 tons Rebuilt: in 1847 103x24x8 Owned by Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Co.; to Macpherson & Crane, Montreal 1844; to Robertson Jones & Co 1853; to J.J. Jones & D.C. Thompson 1858; to T. Donohue, Ottawa ...
      Other Names: Perth (1847); Hercules; First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 104 x ...
  • James Buckley (1880)
        Official No.: 80910; 48x10x3 Owned by Brown Bros. 1882; Ainsley & Tibbets, Port Dover 1886. Built by J. Whitney, Prescott 1880. Engine 9½x9½ by builder. Yacht. Destroyed by fire 09/11/90 Port Stanley. ; Final Location: Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada, Burnt
      Official No.: 80910; 48x10x3 Owned by Brown Bros. 1882; Ainsley & Tibbets, ...
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