1847                                        Passport                                     1921

Iron sidewheel passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Kingston ON by William McAusland (Marine Railway Co.)
Iron plates for hull fabricated in Scotland and shipped to Kingston for assembly
Launched Nov 5, 1846

171’ LBP, 25’ beam, 10’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, horizontal condensing engine

Built for Royal Mail Line, Kingston ON (home port Kingston ON)

Enrolled Canadian 171.4 x 25.0 x 10.0, 1034 GT, 593 NT

Entered service 1847

Fleet merged 1875 into Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., Montreal QC

Renamed Caspian 1898

Stranded July 7, 1898 on Twin Islands, head of  St. Lawrence River.  Rebuilt at Sorel QC winter 1898-1899
Remeasured to 177.6 x 43.4 x 6.7, 957 GT, 543 NT     Can 112142

Sold 1901 to Lake Ontario & Bay of Quinte Steamship Co., Kingston ON, Charles F. Gildersleeve, Mgr.

Fleet merged 1912 into Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., Montreal QC

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Withdrawn from service after 1915 or 1916 season and laid up at Kingston ON

Sold 1919 to Alphonse A. Larocque, Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC) and towed to Sorel QC

Scrapped 1921 Sorel QC

See history in Scanner Feb 1984 (#126)













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