WILLIAM IV (1831, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1831
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Gananoque, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: 4 smokestacks
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Wood
Original Owner and Location:
John MacDonald, et.al., Gananoque, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
55 x 96", 200hp engine by Bennett & Henderson Foundry, Kingston; machinery into WILLIAM (1860) 26' paddle wheels
Dimensions
Length:
140'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
450
Final Disposition
Date:
  1858
How:
Retired
History

1832, October 29 Launched

Patterned after Hudson River steamers; ran Prescott, Ontario to Quinte ports, later Toronto

1838 Chartered during Patriot War as a gunboat by Canadian government

1838, November Participated in dispersing a band of Patriots near

Prescott in Battle of the Windmill along with COBOURNE

& EXPERIMENT

1840, October 28 Beached near Prince Edward in gale; recovered &

repaired

1845 Owned Calvin & Breck; made tug at Garden Island; rafted logs,

towed barges, hauled freight St.Lawrence, Rideau Canal & Bay of

Quinte

1858 Retired; replaced by WILLIAM (1860), built on bottom of J.W.BROOK

& received machinery of this vessel

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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WILLIAM IV (1831, Steamer)