Assiniboia

1908                                  Assiniboia                                  1968 (1969)

Steel passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Glasgow Scotland by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Hull 452
Launched June 25, 1907

346’ LOA, 336’ LBP, 43’6” beam, 26’6” depth
3 decks, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 3300 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
336.5 x 43.8 x 23.6, 3880 GT, 2486 NT     Can 125984     to:
Canadian Pacific Railway Co., Owen Sound ON (home port Montreal QC)

Sailed to Lauzon QC, cut in two by George T. Davie & Sons Ltd. and towed to Buffalo NY, where she was rejoined by Buffalo Dry Dock Co.  Wintered 1907-1908 at Owen Sound ON.

Entered service July 1908

Entire career was spent sailing between Georgian Bay ports (Owen Sound, ON, later Port McNicoll ON) and the Canadian lakehead.

Boilers converted to oil firing 1954 at Midland ON by Midland Shipbuilding Co.

Fleet discontinued passenger service at end of 1965 season.  Used only for freight service thereafter.

Sold 1968 for use as a night club on Delaware River and left the Great Lakes under her own power for the Delaware River.

Burned Nov 9, 1969 at her pier at West Deptford NJ while being converted for new service.  Hull scrapped 1970

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Feb 1961 (#114)

IMO 5027326 

 

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