Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1915

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


ONTARIO #2  Ontario 2's Story  

Date Registered: [ 1915 ] Official Number: [ 137978 ]; Mills List # 4140

Built By:
Polson Iron Works, Toronto and launched April 3, 1915.

Vessel Description
308 x 54 x 20. 5568 gross tons. Steel train ferry.

Engines:
(2) 20 1/2 - 33 - 54 x 36 by builder.

Owned by
Ontario Car Ferry Co.

Closing Information
Scrapped 1952

Source of Data
Mills List #4140.

SEVENTY FIVE

Date Registered: [ 1915/03/19 ] Official Number: [ 134455 ]
transferred

First Registration
Name: [ SEVENTY-FIVE ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 5/1915 ] Date Registered: [ 1915/03/19 ] Official Number: [ 134455 ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS, TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Length: [ 120.00 ] Beam: [ 42.00 ] Gross: [ 404.64 ] Net: [404.64]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED PLATE ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [SQUARE] Propulsion: [ SCOW ]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1918/07/29 ] Date of Reason Closed: [1918 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] U.S.A. ]

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

TORNADO

Date Registered: [ 1915/11/16 ] Official Number: [ 137896 ]
no information

First Registration
Name: [ TORNADO ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 17/1915 ] Date Registered: [ 1915/11/16 ] Official Number: [ 137896 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS, TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [1914] Length: [ 170.00 ] Beam: [ 42.00 ] Gross: [ 112.61 ] Net: [30.41]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED PLATE ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [STEEL ANGLE] Propulsion: [ SAILING ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [NONE]

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

WANDA III

Date Registered: [ 1917/01/10 ] Official Number: [ 137902 ]. Millst List #5786
sold to foreigner

First Registration
Name: [ WANDA III ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 1/1917 ] Date Registered: [ 1917/01/10 ] Official Number: [ 137902 ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS, LTD. TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1915 ] Length: [ 94.00 ] Beam: [ 12.00 ] depth: 6. Gross: [ 59.82 ] Net: [ 37.54 ]. Steel yacht.

Vessel Description
Deck: [ NONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [TORPEDO ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ COMPOSITE STEEL ANGLES ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NONE ]

First Engine
Type of Engine: [ TRIPLE EXPANSION ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1915 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS, LTD., TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 22.34 ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P. ]

Boiler Information
Type of Boiler: [ PIPE-MOSHER TYPE ] Number of Boilers: [ONE ]

Owned by
M. W. Eaton, Toronto 1921, 1928
Bigwin Boat Livery Co., Huntsville 1935, 1945
Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society, Gravenhurst, 1992

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1949/02/03 ] Reason Closed: [SOLD TO FOREIGNER (U.S. CITIZEN) ]
Mills List: "Moved Muskoka to Lake of Bays 1930, back again 1992. Fully restored and operational (steam)."

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