1890                                  Monarch                                  1906

Wooden Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Sarnia ON by Parry & Dyble
Launched June 26, 1890

248’6” LOA, 245’ LBP, 35’ beam, 15’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 900 IHP

Enrolled at
240.0 x 35.0 x 14.8, 2017 GT, 1372 NT     Can 96843     to:
North West Transportation Co., Sarnia ON (home port Sarnia ON)

Entered service 1890

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

Wrecked Dec 6, 1906 on Blake’s Point at northeast tip of Isle Royale, Lake Superior.  Enroute from Port Arthur ON to Sarnia ON with cargo of bagged flour on her last trip of the season, fetched up in clear weather and broke in two.  Crew escaped by rope to the shore.

See history in Scanner Nov 1976 (#60)
Also in Detroit Marine Historian Oct 1954 (#58)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 295



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