Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1908

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


CHARLES LYON

Date Registered:
[ 1908/04/06 ] Official Number: [ 125975 ] Mills No. 0937
transfered

First Registration
Name: [ CHARLES LYON ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 4/1908 ] Date Registered: [ 1908/04/06 ] Official Number: [ 125975 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS LIMITED TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1908 ] Length: [ 280.00 ] Beam: [ 40.00 ] Gross: [ 1658.03 ] Net: [ 1127.46 ]

Vessel Description:
Car Ferry. Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CLINKER ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ NONE ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NONE ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ FORE & AFT COMPOUND ] Number of Engines: [TWO ] Date Built: [ 1908 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS LIMITED TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 2000.00 ] Unit Horsepower: [I.H.P. ]

Owned by (Mills List):
D. H. Lyon, to Canadian Pacific Car & Passenger Transfer Co. 1929; to J. J. Porter & Sons 1931. Built by Polson Iron Works, Toronto and launched 07/12/07. Engine originally 22x30 by builder; soon compounded to 22-44x30. Converted to 2 drill scows 1932.

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1908/05/21 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] Place Closed: [ PRESCOTT, ONTARIO, CANADA ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485A

(...illegible...no name given)

Date Registered:
[ 1908/06/19 ] Official Number: [ 125978 ]
none given

First Registration
Name: [ ILLEGIBLE ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 7/1908 ] Date Registered: [ 1908/06/19 ] Official Number: [ 125978 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS LIMITED ] Built At: [ TORONTO ASHBRIDGE, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1908 ] Length: [ 110.10 ] Beam: [ 30.10 ] Gross: [ 411.55 ] Net: [ 306.43 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ TWO ] Type: [ CLINKER ] Stern: [ELLIPTICAL ] Gallery: [NONE ] Figure: [ NO ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ SAILING ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ SAND PUMP ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ FORE & AFT COMPOUND ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1907 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORK'S LT. TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 7.30[N] 75.00[I] ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P. & I.H.P. ]

Closing Information
Remark: [(NOTE: UNABLE TO DISCERN THE NAME OF THIS VESSEL DUE TO NAMES BEING CROSSED OUT AND CHANGED.) ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485A

LORETTA

Date Registered:
1908 ?? Mills List #3262

Vessel Descriptin:
77 x 17 x 8. Rideau Canal tug

Owned by:
Dominion Government.

Built by:
Polson Iron Works, Toronto.

Engine:
9 - 18 x 12 by builder. .