Saint John in Saint John County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
First Marine Compound Engine
La Première Machine Compound de Marine
The first vessel in the world propelled by a compound steam engine was the REINDEER launched for service on the Saint John, in 1845. Both the vessel and engine were designed by Benjamin Tibbets, a native of Queen’s County, New Brunswick. The engine was in service for more than fifty years
Le premier navire propulsé par une machine à vapeur compound fut le REINDEER, mis en service sur la rivière Saint-John en 1845. Le bateau et la machine avaient tous deux été conçus par Benjamin Tibbets, originaire du comté de Queen’s (Nouveau-Brunswick). Cette machine a servi pendant plus de cinquante années.
Erected 1928 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 45° 16.3′ N, 66° 3.765′ W. Marker is in Saint John, New Brunswick, in Saint John County. Marker is at the intersection of Peters Wharf and Water Street, on the right when traveling east on Peters Wharf. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Peters Wharf, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 0A1, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers First Steam Fog Horn (here, next to this marker); Scottish Strength (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Prince William Street - Before and After the 1877 Fire (about 120 meters away); The Landing of the Loyalists (about 120 meters away); Centerbeam Place (about 120 meters away); New Brunswick’s First School of Law (about 120 meters away); The Marco Polo (about 150 meters away); The Troop Fleet in the Days of Sail (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint John.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
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