The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal (1903)


Year of Build:
1903
Official Number:
116600
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toronto, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
4282
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sorel, Quebec, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

332x43x15 (width over paddle boxes 76') Owned by Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. / Canada Steamship Lines. Built by Bertram Engineering Works, Toronto and launched 03/02/02. Engine 32-53-88x78 by builder. Taken to Sorel by shooting rapids 25/05/02, believed largest ever to do so. To be completed there but because of labour difficulties, moved to Montreal for completion, still property of builders. Burnt to waterline 07/03/03 Montreal. Wreck sold back to Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. by underwriters and rebuilt at Sorel using original plans. Completed May 1905. Licensed for 660 passengers 1914. Destroyed by fire 18/11/26 near Sorel, 3 killed.

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Montreal (1903)