Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1899

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:
[ 1899/03/13 ] Official Number: [ 92449 ] First Registration: [ NO ]
burnt.

First Registration
Name: [ ELECTRIC ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 2/1899 ] Date Registered: [ 1899/03/13 ] 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: [ 7/1893 ]

Third Registration
Location: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registration: [ 4/1891 ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ THE POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1887 ] Length: [ 69.90 ] Beam: [ 12.40 ] Depth: [ 7.20 ] Gross: [ 49.26 ] Net: [ 29.18 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ELLIPTIC ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ TWO ] Type of Rig: [ SCHOONER ]. 40 x 7 x 4

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ 4 CYCLE INTERNAL COMBINATION ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1916 ] Built by: [CLEVELAND ENGINE CO., CLEVELAND, OHIO. U.S.A. ] Horsepower: [ 5.40 ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P. ].

Owned by
J. J. Wright, Toronto 1887, 1901;
Gidley Boat Co., Penetanguishene 1917. Replaced by motor 1916.

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1930/03/15 ] Date of Reason Closed: [1927 ] Reason Closed: [BURNT TO THE WATER'S EDGE AND SANK ] Place Closed: [ LITTLE CURRENT, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Remark: [REGISTERED ANEW IN CONSEQUENCE OF ALTERATION IN TONNAGE. (NOTE:ORIGINALLY ENGINE WAS "COMPOUND" BUILT IN "1887" BY "POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO, ONTARIO" WITH "6" HORSEPOWER.) ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-3192, VOL. 454. Mills List #1568

MAJESTIC

Date Registered:
[ 1899/07/22 ] Official Number: [ 107693 ]. Mills List #3419.
transferred

First Registration
Name: [ MAJESTIC ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 9/1899 ] Date Registered: [ 1899/07/22 ] Official Number: [ 107693 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO, ONT ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1899 ] Length: [ 110.00 ] Beam: [ 21.90 ] Depth: [ 5.20 ] Gross: [ 274.63 ] Net: [ 155.97 ]

Vessel Description:
Passenger vessel. Deck: [ TWO ] Type: [ TUPPED STEEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ ONE ] Type of Rig: [ STEAM ]. 110 x 22 x 5

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ FORE AND AFT COMPOUND ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1899 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO, ONTARIO ] Horsepower: [ 32.66 ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P.] Engine 14 - 28 x 18 by builder, converted to 3-exp. 1914.

Owned by:
Richelieu River Navigation Co.; to Star Line Steamship Co., Saint John N. B. 1907; to Crystal Stream Steamship Co. 1911, 1928; to Eastern Canada Coastal Steamship Co. 1929. Built by Polson Iron Works, Toronto and launched 12/06/99.

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1899/07/24 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] Place Closed: [ MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA ]. Badly damaged by fire 18/01/1912 while laid up Indiantown, greatly rebuilt. Used on Richelieu River through 1901, at Quebec 1902, then St. John River. Beached near Hampton N. B. "for conversion to dance hall", project abandoned.

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-3192, VOL. 454. Mills List Update.