Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

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‘SS Royal William,’ First Ocean-Going Steamship Built in Canada

Constructed in 1831 at Quebec City, Royal William‘s steam engines powered paddle wheels. The vessel plied the St. Lawrence River and the Atlantic Ocean. Churning through the brisk waters of the St. Lawrence River and later the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, the Royal William was an impressive vessel, using only her steam engines… (read more)