Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | February 21, 2017

The steamship “Corsican.”

scan0040The Richelieu and Ottawa Steamship “Corsican” entering what appear to be the eastern entrance of the Cornwall Canal, circa 1900.

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The Corsican rounding Point Iroquois.

The Corsican was built in Montreal in 1870.

She struck a rock as she was entering the Gallop Canal in 1881 and was run ashore.  She sank while being towed.  Repaired and then refloated, she succumbed to fire in 1907.

For more details and images about the Corsican and other St. Lawrence River steamboats, see Quarry Press’s newly published book:

THE LIVING RIVER – SECRETS OF THE ST. LAWRENCE, by Ian Bowering and Lor Pelton.

The book is available at the Cornwall Community Museum for $30, for additional information email:  Ian10@bellnet.ca

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