Rapids Prince

1911                                  Rapids Prince                                  1951


Steel twin-screw passenger vessel


Built at Toronto ON by Toronto Shipyards, Hull 13
Launched 1910

210’ LOA, 196’6” LBP, 37’ beam, 9’8” depth

5 decks, coal-fired boiler, triple expansion engines, 900 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
196.6 x 37.0 x 8.2, 1384 GT, 955 NT     Can 130418     to:
Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service 1911

Entire career spent running the St. Lawrence River rapids from Prescott ON to Montreal QC, returning to Prescott through the pre-Seaway canals.

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Rebuilt 1929 at Lauzon QC
Remeasured to 197.0 x 36.5 x 9.3, 1314 GT, 673 NT

Rapids service discontinued at the end of the 1949 season when vessel’s route partner str. Kingston, which served the Lake Ontario ports to Prescott, was retired.  Laid up at Kingston ON and did not operate again.

Scrapped 1951 at Hamilton ON by Steel Company of Canada


See history in Scanner April 2011 (#333)




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