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General Wolseley (Steamboat), C85526, 1884

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Paddle wheel steamer GENERAL WOLSELEY. Official Canadian No. 85526. Of 123 gross tons; 70 tons reg. Built at Oakville, Ont., in 1884. Home port, Toronto, Ont. 103.0 x 20.2 x 6.1 Owned by John Nisbet, of Owen Sound, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

On Wednesday, 20 April, 1864 the Hamilton Spectator sent a reporter across the Bay to Alexander Brown's Wharf in East Flamboro to witness a launching. Here is his account: Yesterday afternoon, we had the pleasure of witnessing the launch of Capt. Walsh's new ferry steamer, the PRINCESS OF WALES. There were about three or four hundred people present. She is a neat and beautifully built vessel and reflects great credit on the builder, Mr. A. Le Claire of Hamilton. She measures 120 feet in length, 25 feet over the guards and 8 feet deep. The engine and boiler have been made by F.G. Beckett & Co. of Hamilton. She moved off well from the stocks and was christened by Miss Martha Brown, daughter of our respected warden. The boat is intended to ply between the City and Oaklands. Great credit is due Capt. Walsh for putting on our Bay this ferry as she was badly needed, the VICTORIA being too slow and too small for the crowds during the summer months.
      ' Hamilton Harbor '
      The First 75 Years
      by Ivan Brookes

steamer PRINCESS OF WALES.[c] Built at Hamilton in April 1864 by A. LeClare. Home port, Hamilton.
      Board of Marine Inspectors
      Lake Vessel Classification 1871

      steamer PRINCESS OF WALES. [c] Built at Hamilton in 1864 by A. LeClare. Owned by John Welsh. Home port, Toronto. Value $5,000. Class B 1. REMARKS:-- Ferry boat
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Classification 1874

      Paddle wheel steamer PRINCE OF WALES. Of 104 tons [new tonnage] Built at Hamilton in 1863 by LeClear. Owned by Crangle & G. Home port, Hamilton. REMARKS:-- See WOLSELEY [entire entry in register crossed out]
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register
      Canadian Hulls, 1886

      Paddle wheel steamer GENERAL WOLSELEY. Of 123 tons [new tonnage] Built at Oakville by Andrews in 1884. Owned by Jackman & Co. Home port, Tononto. Value $6,000 Class A 2. REMARKS: -- River only
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register
      Canadian Hulls, 1886

      Paddle wheel steamer PRINCESS OF WALES. Of 95 tons gross; 35 tons reg. Built at Hamilton in 1864. Owned by John Walsh, of Hamilton, Ont. Home port, Hamilton. 117.0 x 13.6 x 6.8
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1874

steamer PRINCE OF WALES. Of 194 tons. Built at Hamilton by LeClear. Owned by Walsh. Home port, Toronto. Value, $5,000 Class B 1. REMARKS:-- Ferry
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1869

      Port of Hamilton Shipping Register
Name. PRINCESS OF WALES Register No. 53
Type. Steamer
Port. Hamilton
Tons. 65.15 Resurveyed at the Port of Toronto, June 21, 1877.
When Built. 1864
Where Built. Hamilton
Builders name & date of Certificate:- A. LeClair June 24, 1864
Description of vessel:- Surveyor, Wm. Beatty. Resurveyed J. Douglas
Length. 117 feetset memowidth to 97
Breadth. 13 feet & six tenths
Depth of hold. 6 feet & eight tenths
Length of engine-room. 38 feet & four tenths
Tonnage of engine-room. 35.48 tons
Decks. One
Masts. None
Bowsprit. None
Stern. Sharp
Figure-head. Without
How rigged. Not
Masters name. J. Walsh
Subscribing owners:- John Walsh of Flamboro owner of all 64 shares. Registers Notes:-
Transferred to New Book of Transactions-Folio 8 -

From Book of Transactions Folio 8 -
" Steamer PRINCESS OF WALES broken up and destroyed
Certificate of ownership returned and Registry closed September IOth. I884
      from Port of Hamilton
      Shipping Register 1846 to 1935
      National Archives, canada
      Microfilm Reel C - 2465
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General Wolseley (Steamboat), C85526, 1884