THE GREAT LAUNCH - The Collingwood `Messenger' gets off the following:- "We notice by the `Times' that the people of Owen Sound took a temporary fit of lunacy over the launching of the steamer MANITOULIN last week, The day was proclaimed a holiday, business men wended their way towards the Dry Dock turning hand springs, and hundreds of country people came in to see the "fun". It don't take much to excite those Owen Sound people. Here in Collingwood, the Georgian Bay Transportation Company have about completed a large steamer for the Chicago trade and we say very little about it, but then, they are not used to these things in Owen Sound."
April 30, 1880
Propeller ATLANTIC. Of 391 tons. Built at Owen Sound in 1882 by Simpson. Owned by G. N. T. Co. Home port, Collingwood. Value $28,000. Class A 2. REMARKS. -- Formerly MANITOULIN, Rebuilt 1882.
Inland Lloyds Vessel Register
Canadian Hulls, 1890
MANITOULIN; ATLANTIC (1883) Official Canada No, 85491. Built Owen Sound, Ont. 1880, Of 706 gross tons. 147 x 30 x 11. Rebuilt Owen Sound, 1883 as ATLANTIC, of 683 tons gross. DISPOSITION:-- Burnt Parry Sound, Ont., November 10, 1903
Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930. World Ship Society
Steam screw MANITOULIN.* Official Canada No. 85491. Of 683 tons gross. Built at Owen Sound, Ont 1879. Rebuilt 1882. 147.0 x 30.0 x 11.0.
* Renamed ATLANTIC - Canada - 1882
Herman Runge List
Steam screw ATLANTIC. Official Canada No. 85491. Of 683 tons gross; 442 tons reg. Built Owen Sound, Ont., 1883. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. 147.0 x 30.0 x 11.0 Owned by Charles Cameron, of Collingwood
List of Vessels on the Register of the
Dominion of Canada, on Dec. 31, 1886