Monday, November 9, 2015

Sidewheeler, City of Monticello

John Edward Belleveau, Iceboats to Superferries, An Illustrated History of Marine Atlantic Marine Atlantic 1992

The 550 ton, 230 foot sidewheeler City of Monticello was built by Harlan & Hollingsworth of Wilmington, Del. in 1866. She was originally named the City of Norfolk but spent most of her life in the Bay of Fundy first on the Saint John-Digby route, later Digby to Boston and  ending her days on the Yarmouth to Halifax route.  She was lost in a storm off Yarmouth on November 10, 1900 with the loss of 63 out of the 66 people on board.

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