Previous Registration: British (1881) as North
First Rebuild: Official Number: 51646 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 241 x 35 -- 1697 tons Rebuilt: Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1895
241x35x21 Owned by A. M. Smith, Toronto 1882; to Quebec Steamship Co. 1895. Built by Aitken & Mansell, Glasgow 1873. Engines (2) 26-52x33 by D. Rowan, Glasgow. Used on Upper Lakes until c1890, then Kingston to Upper Lakes, then below Quebec. Licensed for 337 passengers 1886. Cut in two at Montreal while on delivery, re-assembled Port Dalhousie. 6 tugs required to bring each half up St. Lawrence currents. Bow half sank twice at Morrisburg mid-September 1881. Reassembled vessel longer than technically possible to transit Welland Canal, made it with 2' to spare. Made one trip fall 1881 "to see how she handles". Left Collingwood 16/11/81 for Lakehead with Canadian Pacific Railway rails, stranded Owen Sound same day, stayed there and upper works expanded that winter: 200 first-class passengers on upper deck aft, new dining room and hurricane deck. Stranded 17/06/09 Pointe St. Michel (near Quebec), broke back at point of joining.
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