Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1891

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 ]
second registration.

First Registration
Name: [ ELECTRIC ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 4/1891 ] Date Registered: [ 1891/06/03 ] Official Number: [ 92449 ] First Registration: [ NO ]
Began as yacht of J. J. Wright (Manager of Toronto Electric Light Co., hence name) and a remarkable series of rebuildings almost doubled size.

Second Registration
Location: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registration: [ 16/1887 ]

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

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 ]

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

Closing Information
Remark: [(NOTE: THIS IS THE SECOND REGISTRATION OF THE VESSEL "IN CONSEQUENCE OF ALTERATIONS IN TONNAGE UNDER ILLEGIBLE 85TH SECTIONS OF THE M.S.A.") ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-3192, VOL. 453. Mills List #1568

CONSTANCE

Mills List
1191, 116 x 20 x 11

Owned by
Dominion Government,
to W. N. MacDonald, Sydney N. S. 1919;
Margaree Steamship Co. 1927.

Built by
Polson Iron Works, Owen Sound Ont. and launched 12/11/1891.

Engine
18-36 x 24.

Vessel Description
Fisheries cruiser

Used
Pictou-Charlottetown. New service to Labrador 1922-23.

Closing Information
Removed from Register 1966.