Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1901

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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INA  Ina's Story  

Date Registered:
[ 1901/07/12 ] Official Number: [ 111577 ], Mills List #2518
vessel to be licensed

First Registration
Name: [ INA ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 7/1901 ] Date Registered: [ 1901/07/12 ] Official Number: [ 111577 ] First Registration: [ YES ]. Renamed PEERLESS in 1940 (Mills List)

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1901 ] Length: [ 51.30 ] Beam: [ 9.30 ] Gross: [ 12.05 ] Net: [ 8.18 ]. Owned by W. J. Gage, Toronto 1901, 1927; H.C. Minett, Bracebridge 1935.

Vessel Description:
Yacht. Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ELLIPTICAL ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ STRAIGHT ] Frame: [ COMPOSITE TANKER ] Propulsion: [ MOTOR SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NOT RIGGED ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ GASOLINE MOTOR ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Built by: [VAN BLERCK MOTOR CO. MOURAL, MICH, U.S.A. ] Horsepower: [ 6.00-5.50 ]. Replaced by motor 1931.

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1942/09/08 ] Reason Closed: [VESSEL TO BE LICENSED ] Remark: [(NOTE: INFORMATION REGARDING DIMENSION AND ENGINE PARTICULARS HAVE BEEN CROSSED OUT ON ORIGINAL DOCUMENT AND REWRITTEN SEVERAL TIMES. UNITS FOR ENGINES ARE "3.02 NOMINAL", "75 BRAKE" AND "10 M.P.H." ]. Date Closed: [1959 ] Reason Closed: [ Burnt ] Where Closed: [ Muskoka River, Ontario, Canada ] (Mills List).

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 484, Mills List Update.

ALGOMA

Mills List:
#0188

Vessel Description:
104 x 26 x 11. Ferry. Licensed for 460 passengers 1914

Owned by:
first by Sault Ste. Marie Ferry Co.,
soon International Transit Co.;
to Dominion Government 1928.

Built by
Polson Iron Works, Toronto and launched 06/07/01.

Engine
18-36x24 by builder.

Closing Information
Sank at dock 14/05/02 due to overcrowding, raised 31/05