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THE RIVER PALACE., Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.

Author Name    Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.

Title   THE RIVER PALACE.

Binding   Soft Cover

Book Condition   Fine

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Toronto Dundurn 2008

ISBN Number    155002793X / 9781550027938

Seller ID   29346

248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "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 on the Great Lakes. When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) toured British North America in 1860, the 'Kingston' became his floating palace for much of his time between Quebec and Toronto. While many steamboats claimed to be floating palaces, the 'Kingston' truly was one. The 'Kingston' was wrecked many times and survived spectacular fires in 1872 and 1873. Late in her career, she was converted into a salvage vessel and renamed the 'Cornwall'. In 1930 she was finally taken out and sunk near one of Kingston's ship graveyards. There she remained until diver Rick Neilson discovered her in 1989. Today, the once-palatial 'Kingston' is a popular dive site and tourist attraction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright.

Kingston,  Steamboats,  St  Lawrence  River,  Great  Lakes,  Iron  Steamboat,  Shipwrecks,  Wrecks,  John  Hamilton,  Canadian  Navigation  Company,  Bavarian,  Algerian,  Calvin,  Donnelly  Salvage  Wrecking,  Sin-Mac  Lines,  Captains,  Contracts,  Accidents,  Operations,  Sir  Hugh  Allan,  Alexandria  Bay  New  York,  Bohemian,  Arabian,  Brockville,  Canadian  Inland  Steam  Navigation  Company,  Cardinal,  Edwardsburgh,  Cobourg,  Columbian,  Cornwall,  Corsican,  Andrew  Dunlop,  Garden  Island,  Galops  Rapids,  Charles  Gildersleeve,  Ebenezer  Gilbert,  John  Hamilton,  Grand  Trunk  Railway,  Kingston,  Lachine  Canal,  Lake  Ontario,  Long  Sault  Rapids,  Magnet,  Montreal,  Passport,  Portsmouth,  Prescott,  Quebec,  Royal  Mail  Line,  Sorel,  Split  Rock  Rapids,  Spartan,  Toronto,  John  Trowell,  Victoria  Bridge,  William  Johnston,  Tug  Boats. 

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