City of Collingwood

1893                                 City of Collingwood                                 1905


Wooden Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Owen Sound ON by John Simpson
Launched May 24, 1893

226’ LOA, 213’ LBP, 34’ beam, 12’6” depth

1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 880 IHP

Enrolled at Collingwood ON
213.0 x 34.0 x 12.6, 1387 GT, 893 NT     Can 94766     to:
Martin Burton, operating as North Shore Navigation Co., Collingwood ON (home port Collingwood ON)

Entered service 1893.  Operated between Collingwood and Chicago IL during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, then between Georgian Bay and Lake Superior ports.

Fleet merged 1899 into Northern Navigation Co. of Ontario, Collingwood ON

Burned June 19, 1905 at Grand Trunk Dock, Collingwood ON.  Four lives lost.  Most of the crew jumped overboard.  The dock and the nearby freight sheds and contents were also destroyed.


See history in Detroit Marine Historian March 1955 (#63)




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