Ontario No. 1

1907                                  Ontario No. 1                                  1950

Steel twin-screw crosslake passenger and railroad carferry

Built at Toronto ON by Canadian Shipbuilding Co., Hull 106
Launched April 6, 1907

316’1” LOA, 306’ LBP, 54’ beam, 20’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, 2 triple expansion engines, 3000 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
317.0 x 54.2 x 18.7, 5146 GT, 3229 NT     Can 125983     to:
Ontario Car Ferry Co., Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service 1907

The burning of str. Noronic, with heavy loss of life, at Toronto ON on Sept 17, 1949 resulted in immediate new more stringent vessel safety regulations.  Vessel was not considered worth the cost of the necessary modifications.

Sold for scrap 1950 to A. Newman & Co. and scrapped at Port Colborne ON by Marine Salvage Ltd.

See history in Scanner Feb 1977 (#63)



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