Chippewa 1

1893                                  Chippewa      1                                  1939

Steel sidewheel excursion passenger vessel

Built at Hamilton ON by Hamilton Bridge & Iron Works, Hull 2
Launched May 2, 1893

320’ LOA, 304’ LBP, 36’ beam, 22’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, compound beam engine, 2000 IHP

Enrolled 1893  308.5 x 36.3 x 12.3, 1514 GT, 764 NT      Can 100753     to:
Niagara Navigation Co., Toronto ON (home port Toronto ON)

Entered service May 1894 on Toronto ON–Niagara Falls ON–Lewiston ON route (spent entire career on this route)

Remeasured 1901 to 12.5 depth

Fleet sold 1912 to Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., Montreal QC, but continued to operate as Niagara Navigation Co.

Fleet sold 1915 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC, Niagara Navigation Division

Cabins damaged Aug 1936 in storm.  Laid up at end of season at Toronto ON

Cabins removed 1939 in Toronto Ont.  Hull towed to Hamilton ON, where she was scrapped by Steel Company of Canada.  Enrollment surrendered Sept 26, 1939.

See history in Scanner Feb 1978 (#72)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 86




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