[ 1890/04/30 ] Official Number: [ 94885 ]
Mills List Update #4138
Name: [ ONTARIO ] Location: [MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 6/1890 ] Date Registered: [ 1890/04/30 ] Official Number: [ 94885 ]
Original Building Information:
Built By: [ THE POLSON IRON WORKS COMPANY LIMITED OWEN SOUND ] Built At: [ OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1890 ] Length: [ 297.00 ] Beam: [ 41.30 ] Depth: [ 14.90 ] Gross: [ 1615.40 ] Net: [ 1017.76 ]
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CLINKER ] Stern: [ROUND ] Gallery: [NONE ] Figure: [ NO ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM PADDLES ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NOT ]. 297 x 41 x 15. Train ferry. Retired 1916 when Windsor-Detroit rail tunnel opened.
Type of Engine: [ HIGH PRESSURE CONDENSING ] Number of Engines: [TWO ] Date Built: [ 1890 ] Built by: [THE POLSON IRON WORKS COMPANY, LIMITED, TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 3000.00 ] Unit Horsepower: [COMBINED ]. 50 x 114
Canadian Pacific Railway 1899.
Rebuilt as a barge 1924
Date of Reason Closed: [1925/06/04 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] Place Closed: [ PORT ARTHUR, ONTARIO, CANADA ]. Sank October 13, 1927, Outer Island, Lake Superior.
Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-2470, VOL. 411, Mills List #4138.
Commissioned by Senator William E. Sanford.
Built by: THE POLSON IRON WORKS, Yacht, Length, 68 feet, steel frame, Beam 10 feet, Depth of hold, 3 feet, Draft 5 feet.
Fore and aft compound condensing type steam engine built by Polson Iron Works. Propeller driven.
Sold as scrap and burned in 1967