Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1889

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


SIESTA

First Registration
Name: [ SIESTA ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 1/1889 ] Date Registered: [ 1889/03/27 ] Official Number: [ 92737 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ THE POLSON IRON WORKS COY. ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1888 ] Length: [ 31.40 ] Beam: [ 7.20 ] Gross: [ 3.46 ] Net: [ 235]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ NONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ OAK ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NONE ]

First Engine
Type of Engine: [ SINGLE VERTICAL HIGH PRESSURE ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Built by: [THE POLSON IRON WORKS COMPANY TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 6.00 ] Unit Horsepower: [COMBINED ]

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1930/08/15 ] Reason Closed: [NO INFORMATION OBTAINABLE - REGISTRY NOTED ] Remark: [(NOTE: "AMENDED" CLOSURE STATES "REGISTRY NOTED THIS 15TH DAY OF AUGUST 1930. VESSEL SUPPOSED TO BE OUT OF EXISTENCE".) ]

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


UNDINE

First Registration
Name: [ UNDINE ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 8/1889 ] Date Registered: [ 1889/08/21 ] Official Number: [ 94981 ] First Registration: [ YES ]. Mills #5577

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS CO TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1889 ] Length: [ 49.00 ] Beam: [ 8.70 ] Gross: [ 17.07 ] Net: [ 14.85 ], 49 x 9 x 4

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ OAK ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ]. 17 gross tons. Wooden yacht.

First Engine
Type of Engine: [ VERTICAL ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1889 ] Built by: [THE POLSON IRON WORKS CO TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 10.00 ] Unit Horsepower: [COMBINED ]

Owned by
Polson Iron Works

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1910/11/09 ] Reason Closed: [SUPPOSED TO BE OUT OF EXISTENCE - REGISTRY NOTED ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-3192, VOL. 453, Mills List #5577


MIZPAH

Date Registered
[ 1889/09/03 ] Official Number: [ 94982 ]
broken up and unfit for further service. Note: transactions continue in later documents
Mills List: #3755

First Registration
Name: [ MIZPAH ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 9/1889 ] Date Registered: [ 1889/09/03 ] Official Number: [ 94982 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ THE POLSON ITON WORKS CO. TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1889 ] Length: [ 51.70 ] Beam: [ 11.80 ] Gross: [ 18.05 ] Net: [ 12.28 ]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [OAK] Propulsion: [STEAM SCREW]
Ferry, later a yacht.

First Engine
Type of Engine: [ VERTICAL HIGH PRESSURE ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1889 ] Built by: [THE POLSON IRON WORKS COMPANY TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 12.00 ] Unit Horsepower: [COMBINED ]

Owned by
Owned by Clark Bros., Toronto 1889;
to T. McCarrol & H. Manley, Toronto 1893, 1901;
D. Rumley, Owen Sound 1911, 1917

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1908/08/01 ] Reason Closed: [BROKEN UP AND UNFIT FOR FURTHER SERVICE ] Remark: [(NOTE: TRANSACTIONS CONTINUE IN LATER DOCUMENT.) ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-3192, VOL. 453, Mills List #3755


MANITOBA

First Registration
Date Registered: [ 1889/09/30 ] Official Number: [ 94879 ]. Mills List #3440.
scrapped

First Registration
Name: [ MANITOBA ] Location: [MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 14/1889 ] Date Registered: [ 1889/09/30 ] Official Number: [ 94879 ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKSCOMPANY LIMITED OWEN SOUND ] Built At: [ OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1889 ] Length: [ 303.00 ] Beam: [ 38.10 ] Depth: [ 14.75 ] Gross: [ 2615.85 ] Net: [ 1699.37 ]

Vessel Description
Passenger steamer. Deck: [ TWO ] Type: [ CLINKER ] Stern: [ELLIPTICAL ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ THREE ] Type of Rig: [ SCHOONER ]

First Engine
Type of Engine: [ F & A COMPOUND ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1883 ] Built by: [DAVID ROWAN, GLASCOW ]. Horsepower: [ 166.50 ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P. ] Engine 30 - 64 x 48 by D. Rowan & Co., from "Algoma".

Boiler Information
Type of Boiler: [ LOADED PRESSURE ] Number of Boilers: [ONE ] Built by: [COLLINGWOOD SHIPBUILDING CO. LTD. COLLINGWOOD ONT. ] Date: [1914 ]. Mills List: 'Engine 30-64x48 by D. Rowan & Co., from "Algoma".'

Owned by
Canadian Pacific Railway. Built by Polson iron Works, Owen Sound Ont. and launched 04/05/89. Carried 300 passengers.

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1951/09/28 ] Date of Reason Closed: [1950/10 ] Reason Closed: [SCRAPPED ] Remark: [(NOTE: PARTICULARS OF ORIGINAL ENGINE GIVEN BUT CROSSED OUT AND NOW ILLEGIBLE.) ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-2470, VOL. 410, Mills List #3440
Carried 300 passengers.

Polson Iron Works of Owen Sound - The Building of the Manitoba
Article in Freshwater by Bruce Rudolph, 1995