PRINCE OF WALES (1842, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Kingston Marine Railway Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Henry Gildersleeve, Kingston, ON
Ownership Notes:
part of a company later known as the Bay of Quinte Steamboat Company
Power
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Engines from SIR JAMES KEMPT, 1829.
Dimensions
Length:
135'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
6'
Tonnage (old style):
200
Tonnage (net):
99
History

1841 December 22: launched at Kingston Marine Railway (the day the city celebrated the birth of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII)

1846 Lengthened at Kingston, ONT

1853 renamed CANADIAN

1854 April 27 Collided with NOVELTY off Bath, ON

1855 June 1 Sank at head of Galops Rapids; taken to Portsmouth harbour and abandoned

1863 Engine salvaged

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Mills List
Walter Lewis
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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PRINCE OF WALES (1842, Steamer)