Polson Iron Works - Ship Builds, 1910

These are the ships built by Polson Iron Works in this year.
The sources of information for each ship (National Archives of Canada, N.A.C., Mills List, etc.),
are listed, along with other information, specifications, engine information and
links to a ship's 'Story,' if we have it.
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Ship Builds


SHUNIAH

Date Registered:
[ 1910/06/13 ] Official Number: [ 126671 ]
transferred

First Registration
Name: [ SHUNIAH ] Location: [PORT ARTHUR, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 8/1910 ] Date Registered: [ 1910/06/13 ] Official Number: [ 126671 ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1910 ] Length: [ 125.00 ] Beam: [ 40.10 ] Depth: [ 8.40 ] Gross: [ 759.02 ] Net: [ 601.75 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CLINKER ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Figure: [ NO ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ SAILING DREDGE ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NONE ]

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1926/04/13 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] Place Closed: [ ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO, CANADA ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-3188, VOL. 402

TRILLIUM

Date Registered:
[ 1910/06/30 ] Official Number: [ 126833 ]
still in operation

First Registration
Name: [ TRILLIUM ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 10/1910 ] Date Registered: [ 1910/06/30 ] Official Number: [ 126833 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS, TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1910 ] Length: [ 150.00 ] Beam: [ 30.00 ] Gross: [ 672.82 ] Net: [ 463.42 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ TWO ] Type: [ LAPPED STEEL ] Stern: [DOUBLE RUDDER ] Gallery: [NONE ] Figure: [ NO ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM PADDLE ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NONE ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ INCLINE COMPOUND ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1910 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS, TORONTO ]

Boiler Information
Type of Boiler: [ SCOTCH ] Number of Boilers: [ONE ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS, TORONTO ] Date: [1910 ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485A

ELLA MARY - BIGWIN

Date Registered:
[ 1910/07/20 ] Official Number: [ 126835 ]
1910, Mills #1586

First Registration
Name: [ ELLA MARY ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 12/1910 ] Date Registered: [ 1910/07/20 ] Official Number: [ 126835 ]

Second Registration
Name: [ BIGWIN ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1910 ] Length: [66.00 ] Beam: [ 11.75 ] Gross: [ 41.50 ] Net: [ 24.64 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ DIESEL SCREW ]. Yacht, later used in connection with Bigwin Inn, Lake of Bays.

First Engine:
Engine 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 -14 x 8 by builder, replaced by motor 1956. Original engine was a triple expansion steamer built by Polson in 1910.
Type of Engine: [ DIESEL ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1956 ] Built by: [GENERAL MOTORS, CLEVELAND OHIO ] Horsepower: [ 115.00 ] Unit Horsepower: [B.H.P. ]

Closing Information
Retired 1970 and abandoned. Raised in 1991, under restoration 2000 - 2010. Relaunched July 10, 2010.

Owned by:
James Kuhn, Pittsburgh PA, G. J. Gibson, Toronto 1917, 1921; Huntsville & Lake of Bays Nav. Co. 1924; Bigwin Boat Livery Co., Huntsville 1945, Bigwin Inn Resort, 1960.

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485A, Mills List Update, #1586; Hunstville Forester Inc. May 21, 2009