MANITOBA (1889, Passenger Steamer)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
94879
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Owen Sound, ONT
Vessel Type:
Passenger Steamer
Note: First Canadian steel steamer on Lakes; 7 bulkheads; 64 staterooms
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
00023
Builder Name:
Polson Iron Works
Original Owner and Location:
Canadian Pacific Railway Co., Montreal, QUE.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
35 & 70 x 48", 1225hp, 64rpm engine, David Rowan, Glasgow, Scotland, 1883; previous in ALGOMA. 12 1/2 x 14' boilers. Steel boiler house. 12 1/2' propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
303'
Beam:
38.1'
Depth:
14.7'
Tonnage (gross):
2615.85
Tonnage (net):
1699.37
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
28 Sep 1950
How:
Scrapped.
Notes:
Scrapped by Steel Co. of Canada, Ltd.
History

Built to replace ALGOMA, ran Owen Sound - Fort William, ONT.

1889, May 4 First launched, Owen Sound.

1889, Sep 30 First registered Montreal, QUE.

1890, Mar 16 Stern pipe burst by frost, caused leak.

1891, Jul 15 Aground Lake George, Sault passage.

1892, Oct Reportedly collided with schooner off Fort William.

1893, Jun 3 Ran onto Bear's Rump Island, ONT, badly damaged; released.

1893, Jun 7 Aground again, St. Clair River, near Port Lambton, ONT, on her way to Detroit dry dock.

1897, Sep 6 Narrowly missed collision with barge PORTAGE off Whitefish Point, MI, Lake Superior.

1899 - 1900, Winter Received extensive overhaul of electric plant & fitted with new steerage for 2nd class passengers.

1901, Jan 5 New forecastle.

1901, Mar 29 Received turtle deck & new pilot house.

1903, Jun Topmast broke, one crew member killed.

1914 Received two scotch boilers, 14 x 10' (or 14 x 11'); 150#; Collingwood Ship Building Co., Collingwood, ONT; engine refitted 30 & 64 x 48", 1225hp, 64rpm; equipped with wireless.

1917, Jul 9 Collided with freighter WILLIAM S. MACK off Whitefish Point.

1928, Sep 14 Rescued survivors of MANASOO accident, Georgian Bay.

1932, May 21 Ashore off Cape Croker, Georgian Bay in heavy fog; released.

1944, Aug 3 Struck by freighter MARIPOSA in fog, off Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior; repaired Midland Ship Building Co.

1946, Spring Recieved radar set.

1950, Mar 11 Withdrawn from Canadian Pacific Line Service.

1950, Sep 28 Scrapped Hamilton, ONT.

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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