Ontario 1

1890                                  Ontario     1                                  1927

Steel railroad carferry

Built at Owen Sound ON By Polson Iron Works, Hull 25

308’ LOA, 297’ LBP, 41’3” beam, 14’9” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, horizontal condensing engine, 2000 IHP

Enrolled Canadian 297.0 x 41.3 x 14.9, 1615 GT, 1018 NT     Can 94885     to:
Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Laid up about 1920

Sold 1925 to Newaygo Co., Port Arthur ON, a subsidiary of Consolidated Water Power & Paper Co., Wisconsin Rapids WI and converted to a pulpwood barge (home port to Port Arthur ON)
Remeasured to 1663 GT, 1620 NT

Foundered Oct 13, 1927 off Outer Island, Apostle Islands, western Lake Superior.  No lives lost. Enroute from Thunder Bay ON to Ashland WI with pulpwood, towed by tug Butterfield.




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