Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1887

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
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Ship Builds


ELECTRIC

Date Registered:
[ 1891/06/03 ] Official Number: [ 92449 ] Mills List #1568
second registration 1891.

First Registration
Location: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registration: [ 16/1887 ]Second Registration
Name: [ ELECTRIC ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 4/1891 ] Date Registered: [ 1891/06/03 ] Official Number: [ 92449 ] First Registration: [ NO ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ THE POLSON IRON WORKS. TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1887 ] Length: [ 53.00 ] Beam: [ 12.00 ] Gross: [ 5.64 ] Net: [ 3.84 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ WOOD ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ]. 40 x 7 x 4
Began as yacht of J. J. Wright (Manager of Toronto Electric Light Co., hence name) and a remarkable series of rebuildings almost doubled size.

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ UPRIGHT ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1887 ] Built by: [THE POLSON IRON WORKS. TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ ONE ] Unit Horsepower: [COMBINED ]

See second Registration
Name: [ ELECTRIC ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 4/1891 ] Date Registered: [ 1891/06/03 ] Official Number: [ 92449 ] First Registration: [ NO ]

Owned by
J. J. Wright, Toronto 1887, 1901;
Gidley Boat Co., Penetanguishene 1917.

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-3192, VOL. 453. Mills List

GYPSY

Mills List
#2243, 68 x 8 x 5, yacht

Owners
Owned by R. Power, Oro Township Ont. 1887;
A. Tait, Orillia 1895;
to D. Burgess, Bala Ont. 1897. Moved to Muskoka as supply boat 1897

Built by
Polson Iron Works, Toronto 1887.

Engine
10 x 10 by builder.

Vessel Description
Yacht.