Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1906

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


BLUE BELL

Date Registered:
[ 1906/05/17 ] Official Number: [ 121849 ]. Mills No. 0598.
registered anew

First Registration
Name: [ BLUE BELL ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 6/1906 ] Date Registered: [ 1906/05/17 ] Official Number: [ 121849 ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS, TORONTO ONT. ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1906 ] Length: [ 138.00 ] Beam: [ 30.00 ] Gross: [ 580.55 ] Net: [ 426.71 ]

Vessel Description:
Passenger Ferry. Deck: [ TWO ] Type: [ LAPPED STEEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ ROUND ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM PADDLE WHEEL ] Number of Masts: [ TWO ] Type of Rig: [ FORE AND AFT ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ COMPOUND JET CONDENSING ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1906 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS, TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 42.16 ] Unit Horsepower: [NOMINAL]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1959/07/27 ] Reason Closed: [REGISTERED ANEW ON ACCOUNT OF MATERIAL ALTERATIONS IN DIMENSIONS AND TONNAGE ... POWER FROM STEAM TO SAIL ] Place Closed: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ]

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

HERCULES Hercules' Story 

Date Registered:
[ 1906/10/27 ] Official Number: [ 122217 ], Mills List #2379
transfered

First Registration
Name: [ HERCULES ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 26/1906 ] Date Registered: [ 1906/10/27 ] Official Number: [ 122217 ] First Registration: [ YES ]. Built for Dominion Government

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS LIMITED TORONTO ONT. ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1906 ] Length: [ 100.00 ] Beam: [ 23.10 ] Gross: [ 233.67 ] Net: [136.92]

Vessel Description:
Tug. Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED STEEL ] Stern: [TORPEDO ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NONE ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ TRIPLE EXPANSION ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1906 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS LIMITED TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 65.40 ] Unit Horsepower: [NOMINAL ]. Mills List: 13 1/2 - 22 - 36

Boiler Information
Type of Boiler: [ ILLEGIBLE STEEL PRESSURE ] Number of Boilers: [ONE ] Built by: [FLEMING & FERGUSON PAISLEY SCOTLAND ] Date: [1894 ]

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1964/06/21 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] Place Closed: [ QUEBEC, QUEBEC, CANADA ]

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

NAVARCH

Registration
Mills List Update: #3894

Built by:
Polson Iron Works, Toronto

Owned by:
A. J. Barge, Windsor Ontario, 1906;
to Ontario Government 1909;
Polson Iron Works 1917.

Closing Information:
Destroyed by fire October 4, 1922, Charlton, Ontario.

PIKOUAGAMI

Registration
125991
Mills List Update: #4323

Built by:
Polson Iron Works, Toronto

Owned by:
Quebec & Lake St. John Railway 1906;
G. Lindsay, Taillon Que. 1912.

Type of Vessel:
65 x 18 x 4. 57 gross tons. Sternwheeler. Steel frame and machinery for tug. Assembled at Roberval, Quebec

Engines (2) 7 x 30 by Polson.

Other Information:
Pikouagami is Indian name for Lake St. John.