TORONTO (1899, Passenger Steamer)


Year of Build:
1899
Official Number:
107412
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toronto, ONT
Vessel Type:
Passenger Steamer
Note: Carried very tall flag staffs fore & aft; 140 staterooms.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
3
Hull Number:
29
Builder Name:
Bertram Engine(Iron) Works
Original Owner and Location:
Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. Ltd., Montreal, QUE
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Inclined Compound
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
4
Propulsion Notes:
28, 44, 74 & 72" engine; 440hp, Bertram Engine Works, Toronto, ONT; 1899; return tubular boilers; 11 x 11.5' 175#; Bertram Engine Works, Toronto; 1899.
Dimensions
Length:
269.4'
Beam:
36'
Depth:
13.8'
Tonnage (gross):
2779
Tonnage (net):
1652
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
  1947
How:
Scrapped.
History

Operated between Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River with mate KINGSTON.

1898, Jun 21 First launched.

c1908 Aft mast added.

1913 Owned Canadian Steamship Lines Ltd., Montreal, QUE.

1916, Spring Drydocked Kingston, ONT; refurbished; fitted with wireless.

1924, Jul 5 Collided with steamer MODJESKA Toronto, ONT; Lake Ontario.

1924, Jul 15 Drydocked; repaired Kingston, ONT.

1938 Withdrew from service because of her wooden deck; laid up Coatsworth Cut, Toronto.

1947 Sold to Steel Co. of Canada Ltd; scrapped.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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