Majestic 2

1895                                 Majestic     2                                 1915

Wooden Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Dry Dock Co.
Launched April 23, 1895

228’ LOA, 209’ LBP, 35’ beam, 13’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 810 IHP

Enrolled at Collingwood ON
209.0 x 35.0 x 12.6, 1578 GT, 1073 NT     Can 100950     to:
C. Cameron, Collingwood ON (Great Northern Transit Co.)  (home port Collingwood ON)

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

Fleet renamed Northern Navigation Co. 1911

Fleet sold early 1913 to Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., Montreal QC  Richelieu & Ontario fleet merged late 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC.  (Vessels remained under the ownership of Northern Navigation Co. until 1922 and were operated as Northern Navigation Division while in the Canada Steamship Lines fleet.)

Burned Dec 15, 1915 during her winter layup at the old elevator dock at Point Edward ON.  Burning vessel towed by tug Sport toward Sarnia ON.  Tow line parted and vessel touched fleetmate str. Saronic, setting her on fire (she burned badly enough to be retired – later rebuilt into a freight vessel).  Sank in Sarnia Bay;  hull raised in 1916, towed into Lake Huron and scuttled.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 262



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