The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rapids King (1907)


Year of Build:
1907
Official Number:
122407
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toronto, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
1801
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

First Rebuild: Official Number: 122407 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 231 x 40 -- 1563 tons Rebuilt: Lauzon, Quebec, Canada in 1929

239x41x10 Owned by Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co./Canada Steamship Lines. Built by Canadian Shipbuilding Co., Toronto 1907. Engines (2) 4 cyl. 3 exp. 15½-24-30-30x22 by builder. Intended to run St. Lawrence rapids but drew too much water and became a "white elephant". Licensed for 734 passengers 1914. Laid up 1915, 1924, 1925, 1928. Used Chatham-Detroit 1916-19, 1922, 1923. Tried Rochester-Murray Canal-Kingston-Alexandria Bay service 1926.

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Rapids King (1907)