Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1893

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:
Date Registered: [ 1893/05/25 ] Official Number: [ 92449 ]
registered anew.

First Registration
Name: [ ELECTRIC ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 7/1893 ] Date Registered: [ 1893/05/25 ] 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: [ 4/1891 ] Date Registered: [ 1891/06/03 ] Official Number: [ 92449 ]

Third 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 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ WOOD ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ TWO ] Type of Rig: [ SCHOONER ]. 40 x 7 x 4

First Rebuilding Data
Length: [ 70.00 ] Beam: [ 12.70 ] Depth: [ 4.00 ] Gross: [ 23.31 ] Net: [ 15.85 ]

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 ]. Re-engined 1897: 6-12x8 by builder.

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

Closing Information
Reason Closed: [REGISTERED ANEW ] Place Closed: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Remark: [REGISTER CLOSED IN CONSEQUENCE OF ALTERATION OF TONNAGE, CERTIFICATE FORWARDED TO OTTAWA MAY 31ST 1899. REGISTERED ANEW BOOK 4. FOLIO 52. ]

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