ASSINIBOIA (1907, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1907
Official Number:
125984
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Govan, SCOTLAND
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Six bulkheads, non-watertight, double bottoms; passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
3
Hull Number:
458
Builder Name:
Fairfield Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Canadian Pacific Railroad Co., Montreal, QUE
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Quadruple Expansion
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
4
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
4 cyl; 23 1/2, 34, 48 1/2, 70" x 45"; 3300hp engine built by Fairfield Co.; 4 220# scotch boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
336.5'
Beam:
43.8'
Depth:
23.7'
Tonnage (gross):
3880
Tonnage (net):
2486
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Bordertown, NJ, Delaware River.
Date:
20 Jan 1970
How:
Scrapped.
Notes:
Burned, sank at dock, Philadelphia, Nov 11, 1969. Raised Jan 4, 1970, towed to wreckers yard Bordertown, NJ, Jan 20, 1970.
History

1907, Jun 25 Launched Govan, Scotland; sea trials Aug 28, 1907; sailed for Canada in ballast Aug 30, 1907; duplicate of KEEWATIN (1907).

1907 Cut in half Montreal, rejoined Buffalo Dry Dock Co., Buffalo NY.

1907, Nov 18 Arrived home Port Owen Sound, ONT.

1908, Jul Began service to Port Arthur, Fort William, ONT.

1912, East Teaminus changed to Port McNicoll.

1915 Added Veranda & cafe.

1915 Upper deck at stern extended full length for additional cabins & dance hall.

1965 Ceased passenger service.

1968 Owned Donald Lee, Port Lambton, ONT.

1968 Owned Assiniboia SS Co., Philadelphia, PA.

1968, Aug Sailed to Philadelphia.

1969, Nov Burned Philadelphia.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Great Lakes News
Newspaper Clippings
Steamship Historical Society of America
F. C. St. Clair, Great Lakes Historical Society
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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ASSINIBOIA (1907, Propeller)