The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sovereign (1889)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
94887
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
637
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

First Rebuild: Official Number: 121945 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 200 x 42 -- 1098 tons Rebuilt: Sorel, Quebec, Canada in 1907

162x26x7 Owned by Ottawa River Navigation Co.; to St. Lawrence Canadian Navigation Co. 1907; C. Mignault, Montreal 1914; A. Desmarteaux, Montreal 1917, 1927. Built by W. C. White, Montreal and launched 14/11/88. Engine 34x96 by Eagle Foundry, Montreal. Launched as "Queen", name changed before first trip. Used on Ottawa River, then Montreal-Quebec from 1906, then Montreal-Bay of Quinte. Badly damaged by fire 17/03/06 Lachine, rebuilt to 200x42x8 Sorel. After rebuilding, operated Montreal-Quebec as "Imperial". Rammed and sank barge 23/08/07 Montreal. Inquiry showed that vessel had no proper registration since rebuilding; only pencil copy of certificate of survey. Engine room bell did not work as wire was being used as a clothes-line. Steamboat Inspector was both Manager of owning Company and Master of vessel at time of accident. Licensed for 835 passengers 1914. Sold 1928 for use on Georgian Bay but condemned and broken up.

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Sovereign (1889)