The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emily May (1861)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Belle Ewart, Ontario
Tonnage (gross):
Final Disposition

First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 144 x 21 -- 362 tons

151x21x8 Owned by I. May, Belle Ewart 1866; H. Howland, Toronto 1877. Built by H. Chisholm, Belle Ewart Ont. and launched 11/05/61. Engine 31x96 by J. Gartshore, Dundas Ont., probably from "Joseph C. Morrison". Was to have been called "May Queen". Ran for many years under unofficial name "Lady of the Lakes". "The less I say about the "Emily's" accommodations or management the better, but one can, in fine weather at least, sit upon deck". (Montreal "Gazette" 1870). Lake Simcoe passenger vessel, originally connecting with Grand Trunk Railway at Belle Ewart. Hurricane deck blown over wharf into water the other side of pier 28/08/79 Orillia Ont. Abandoned 1883 at Belle Ewart; still tied to dock there and "rotting" 1889.

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Emily May (1861)