Ontario 2 (wooden)

 1874                                 Ontario                                           1899

Wooden Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Chatham ON by Simpson and Chisholm

1 deck, coal-fired boiler, high pressure engine,

Enrolled at
181.0 x 35.0 x 12.2, 1338 GT, 910 NT     Can 71211     to:
William Beatty, Thorold ON

Transferred 1877 to North West Transportation Co., Sarnia ON

Repowered 1885 at St. Catharines ON with fore and aft compound engine

Rebuilt 1898 as bulk freighter

Stranded Aug 10, 1899 at Rossport ON, Lake Superior.  No lives lost.  Enroute to Nipigon ON with cargo of coal.






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