- Tonnage Old Style
History and Notes
- Royal Mail Line
- 1854, Dec 8 Launched; ran in "River Mail Line, Toronto, Hamilton & Oswego-Montreal.
- 1855, Jul 28 Sank Lachine, Rapids, QUE after striking rock, ran ashore, Nun Island.
- 1856, Aug 4 300 tons; owned William Bowen et al; 173 5/10 x 24 6/10 x 9 3/10'; single mast, 294 tons.
- 1856 Chartered to Royal Mail Line, operated passenger & freight service from Montreal-head of Lake Ontario.
- 1857 Amalgamated into Through Line; owned M.V. Browne, Hamilton.
- 1859, Oct 8 Caught in storm near Kingston.
- 1860 Ran between Kingston, ONT & Quebec, QUE; owned Bowen & Co., Kingston.
- 1861 Owned Canadian Navigation Company.
- 1861, Sep 28 Fractured shaft but reached Kingston safely; repaired.
- 1863, Sep 01 Fractured shaft & damaged one of wheels.
- 1864, Aug 06 Collision with steamer EMPRESS off Point Traverse, Lake Ontario.
- 1866 Under charter to Canadian Navigation Co.
- 1867 Owned Canadian Navigation Co.(Royal Mail Line).
- 1874 Owned St. Lawrence Towing Co., Kingston, ONT; reduced to tug.
- 1875 Company reorganized, St. Lawrence Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., Quebec.
- 1876 Broken up.
- 1883, Jan 21 Registry officially closed.
- Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
- G. Ouderkirk
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
- Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit-Mercy
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- 2008-02-20 14:19:37