QUEEN VICTORIA (1837, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Niagara Harbour & Dock Co.
Master Carpenter:
Robert Gilkisos
Original Owner:
James Lockhart
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Side Lever
Propulsion Notes:
27.75" X 72" engine. 17'6" diameter, wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
130'
Beam:
19.6'
Depth:
7.3'
Tonnage (old style):
200
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Head of Niagara River
Lake Erie.
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Stranded and wrecked.
History

1838, Apr 5 Launched.

1838, Apr 21 - 1839, Jul 22 Chartered by the Canadian Government for Navy gunboats.

1838, Nov 13 Hauled troops to Prescott, ONT, at the "Battle of the Windmill".

1839, May 8 Released from naval service & sold by Capt. Lockhart to Hugh Richardson, Toronto, ONT.

1841, Apr Nearly destroyed when the steamer BURLINGTON burned to water's edge at wharf in Toronto.

1847, Jul 8 Caughat in a roit at Oswego, NY; was taken, anchors dropped & colors pulled down, crew flogged.

1851 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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