Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1892

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 ]

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 ]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ OAK ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ]

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 ]

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


MIZPAH

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

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 ]

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 ]

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


CURLEW

Mills List
#1249, Canada Coast Guard

Owned by
Dominion Government, Minister of Fisheries;
W.N. Macdonald, Sydney, N.S., 1922

Built by
Polson Iron Works, Toronto and launched May 23, 1892

Engine
18-36x24.

Vessel Description
116x20x11, Fisheries cruiser, twin screw

Closing Information
Removed from Register 1937.


PETREL

Registration
103040

Mills List
#4301, Canada Coast Guard

Owned by
C. H. Tupper, Ottawa, 1895
Dominion Government, Minister of Fisheries, 1901, 1921
J. T. Cruickshanks, Sydney, N.S., 1926
Seized in 1927 on liquor smuggling charges, sold to Cruickshanks..

Built by
Polson Iron Works, Owen Sound and launched November 26, 1892.
Rebuilt 1921;
Sold 1923.

Vessel Desription
116 x 22 x 10, 192 gross tons. Fisheries cruiser, steel screw, perhaps also a yacht.

Engine
18 - 36 x 24 by builder.

Closing Information
Seized 1927 on liquor smuggling charges, sold to Cruickshanks.