River Palace: The Many Lives of the Kingston

by Lewis, Walter & Rick Neilson

CAD $25.99

Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the “Kingston”, an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared in the Great Lakes. It was a floating palace for the Prince of Wales in 1860. The “Kingston” was wrecked many times and survivied fires in 1872 and 1873. She was also a salvage vessel. In 1930 she was taken out of service and sunk near Kingston. In 1989 diver Rick Neilson discovered her, and she is now a popular dive site and tourist attraction.

ISBN 10: 155002793X
ISBN 13: 9781550027938
Pages: 256
Published: 2008
Format: softcover
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