Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1903

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


LINNEA

Date Registered:
[ 1903/02/23 ] Official Number: [ 116252 ]
broken up

First Registration
Name: [ LINNIA ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 2/1903 ] Date Registered: [ 1903/02/23 ] Official Number: [ 116252 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1892 ] Length: [ 33.50 ] Beam: [ 6.50 ] Gross: [ 4.87 ] Net: [ 3.32 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ NONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ WOOD ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ STEAM ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ HIGH PRESSURE ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1892 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO, ONT ] Horsepower: [ 0.53 ] Unit Horsepower: [NOMINAL ]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1906/03/20 ] Reason Closed: [BROKEN UP ]

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

MILDRED

Date Registered:
[ 1903/11/05 ] Official Number: [ 116265 ]
registered anew

First Registration
Name: [ MILDRED ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 16/1903 ] Date Registered: [ 1903/11/05 ] Official Number: [ 116265 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1903 ] Length: [ 70.00 ] Beam: [ 10.00 ] Gross: [ 38.51 ] Net: [ 25.45 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ NONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ELLIPTICAL ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ MOTOR SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ STEAM ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ DIESEL ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1944 ] Built by: [MACK MFG. CO PLAINFIELD, N.J. USA ] Horsepower: [ 100.00 ] Unit Horsepower: [B.H.P. ]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1962/09/21 ] Reason Closed: [REGISTERED ANEW ] Place Closed: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Remark: [(NOTE: VESSEL HAS ORIGINALLY BEEN A "STEAM SCREW" WITH "ONE" "TRIPLE EXPANSION" ENGINE BUILT IN "1903" BY "POLSON IRON WORKS, TORONTO", "9.95" "N.H.P.".) ]

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

RAMBLER

Date Registered:
[ 1903/11/05 ] Official Number: [ 116266 ]. Mills # 4585
sold

First Registration
Name: [ RAMBLER ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 17/1903 ] Date Registered: [ 1903/11/05 ] Official Number: [ 116266 ] First Registration: [ YES ]
Mills List Update #4582

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1903 ] Length: [ 70.00 ] Beam: [ 10.00 ] x 4. Gross: [ 38.51 ] Net: [ 25.45 ]

Vessel Description:
Yacht. Deck: [ NONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ELLIPTICAL ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ STEAM ]. Tug - yacht.

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ TRIPLE EXPANSION ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1903 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 9.95 ] Unit Horsepower: [NOMINAL ]

Owned by:
I. McKinnon, Toronto.
Sold USA, 1914
Timothy Chisholm, ? to 2008.

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1914/02/14 ] Reason Closed: [SOLD ] Remark: [VESSEL SOLD TO EDGAR B. WHITCOMB 97 WOODWARD AVE., DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A. ]. Vessel for sale, Sept. 2009, Port Sandfield, Ontario

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 484, Muskoka Sun newspaper.

LURCHER

Mills List number (3311)

Vessel Description: 121 x 25 x 19

Owned by
Dominion Government; to Harney Bros., Rimouski Que. 1957; to G. Harvey, Île aux Coudres 1962; to R. Dallaire, St. Simeon 1968, to R. Mateus, Montreal 1975.

Built by Polson Iron Works, Toronto 1903.

Engine 23x22 by builder.

Removed from Register 1980. Renamed later No. 14 1912, Lightship No. 14 1949, St.Yves 1957, foundered 1980

Story of Lurcher