MONTREAL (1841, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Two flag-masts, square stern & scroll head Diagonal frame.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas Boyd
Original Owner:
Tow Boat Company & St. Lawrence Steam Boat Company
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
57 x 120" engine by St Mary's Foundry, Montreal, QUE.
Dimensions
Length:
247.5'
Beam:
25.4'
Depth:
9.7'
Tonnage (old style):
378 1910/9500
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. Jean Deschaillons, QUE.
St. Lawrence River.
Date:
26 Nov 1853
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Wrecked by ice, later broken up by ice.
History

First vessel able to steam Montreal & Quebec City without stopping for fuel.

1841, Nov 21 Launched.

1848 Accommodation rebuilt & awning deck added.

1850 Owned St. Lawrence Steam Boat Co.

1852 Owned James Gibb, Quebec City, QUE & Tow Boat Co.

1853 Saloon lengthened, new captain & pilot's cabins.

1853, Nov 26 Wrecked by ice, St. Jean Deschaillons, QUE, St. Lawrence River; later registry closed at Batiscan, QUE.

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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MONTREAL (1841, Steamer)