Official Number: 116994. Mills #0326.
121 x 24 x 19. 396 gross tons. Steel lightship.
Later No. 15, 1912
Lightship No. 15, 1949
Damaged by fire and sunk, Dartmouth N.S., November 2, 1918. Raised. Deleted 1960
Official Number: 117070. Mills #5687.
177 x 22 x 13. 396 gross tons. Steel fisheries patrol vessel. It had four guns, new ones replaced the ancient muzzle-loaders in 1907. It was the first Canadian-built armed vessel.
Launched: September 20, 1907. Later rebuilt into a barge (1927).
Engine 12 1/2 - 22 - 36 x 21 by Polson Iron Works.
M. Chew, Midland, 1921
J.T. Payette, Penetanguishene, 1924.
Scrapped in 1956.
[ 1904/07/11 ] Official Number: [ 116762 ]. Mills List #5817.
foundered and sank
Name: [ WAWINET ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 15/1904 ] Date Registered: [ 1904/07/11 ] Official Number: [ 116762 ] First Registration: [ YES ]
Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1904 ] Length: [ 87.00 ] Beam: [ 12.50 ] Depth: 8. Gross: [ 67.90 ] Net: [ 46.18 ]. Steel yacht.
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [KUCKLE COUNTER ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Type of Rig: [ STEAM ]
Type of Engine: [ TRIPLE EXPANSION ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1904 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 9.93 ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P. ]
Sir William Mackenzie
Roderick Walker, Edmund Walker & Frank McCarthy, 1923
Harry Storey, 1937
Bert Corbeau 1938
Date Registration Closed: [ 1942/10/30 ] Date of Reason Closed: [1942/09/21 ] Reason Closed: [FOUNDERED AND SANK ] near Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay **
Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 484
** The Wawinet was owned and operated by Bert Corbeau, well known hockey player in the 30s, when it sank on September 21, 1942, a tragedy with loss of life. Read an interesting article on the tragedy by Kevin van Steendelaar.