Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frontier (Steamboat), C94926, 1913
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      A Pleasure Steamer Lost With Eighteen Persons On Board.
Toronto, May 22. -- The pleasure steamer EMPRESS OF INDIA, with a part of about eighteen persons on board, became unmanageable and capsized over a dam on the Grand River at Galt, Ont., tonight. All the passengers plunged in the river below. As yet only one body has been recovered, that of Harry Jaffray, of Galt, a reporter on a newspaper. Among the missing are Edward Wren, Thomas Elliott, Fred Kane, John Frazer, James Montgomery, one of the proprietors of the boat, Andrew Jackson, and David Scott. The excitement through the town in intense, little reliable information can be obtained. Diligent search is being made at and below the scene of the disaster.
      Cleveland Herald
      May 23, 1878

Paddle wheel steamer ARGYLE. Official Canada No. 94926. oF 700 gross; 374 tons register. Built Picton, Ont. 1899. Home port, Picton, Ont. 185.1 x 26.0 x 9.7 Of 274 horsepower. Owned by Lake Ontario Navigation Co., Picton, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1905

Paddlewheel Steamer FRONTIER. * Official Canadian No. 94926. Of 700 tons gross; 374 tons Reg. Built at Picton, Ont., 1899. Home port, Picton, Ont. Owned by the Argyle Steam Ship Co., of Toronto. 185.1 x 26.0 x 9.7
      * formerly steamer ARGYLE.
      Name Changes from Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada,
      on December 31, 1913. Sessional Papers Vol. XLV11 No. 16
      Steam paddle EMPRESS OF INDIA.* Official Canada No. 72998. Of 700 gross tons. Built Picton, Ont., 1876
      185.1 x 26.0 x 9.7.
      * Renamed ARGYLE - Canada - 1902 [ renumbered C 94926 ]
      FRONTIER - Canada - 1912
      Herman Runge List

Paddle wheel steamer EMPRESS OF INDIA. Official Canada No. 72998. Of 579 tons gross; 336 tons reg. Built Mill Point, Ont., 1876. Home port, Toronto, Ont. 170.0 x 26.0 x 8.5 Owned by A.W. Hepburn, Picton, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886
Paddle steamer EMPRESS OF INDIA; ARGYLE (1899) frontier (1912) Official Canada No. 72998; 94926 (1899) Built Mill Point, Ont. 1876. Of 579 tons and 170 x 26 x 9 Rebuilt Picton, Ont., 1899 as 700 tons gross and 186 x 26 x 10 DISPOSITION:-- Operated as GRIMSBY briefly 1913. Sank Detroit 1916.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930. World Ship Society

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Frontier (Steamboat), C94926, 1913