The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Duchess of York (Steamboat), C103342, 9 Jun 1916
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The stm. DUCHESS OF YORK, which runs from the foot of Main St. to Fort Erie Beach, was formerly located in Montreal. She was used for shooting the Racine rapids, and built especially for that sort of work. She draws only 4 ft. of water; she is 156 ft. in length, and 25 ft. beam. She is a strongly built craft, and has a speed of 11 or 12 miles per hour.
      The boat is commanded by Capt. Percy Shepard. The tug DONNELLY follows her to her dock every time she arrives in port and after she has taken on her passengers the tug winds her around and drops her when she has got straightened away. Capt. James B. Baker commands the DONNELLY.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 9, 1916

Steam Paddle DUCHESS OF YORK. Official Canada No. 103342. Of 400 gross tons; 262 tons net. Built Montreal, Que., 1895. Home port, Montreal. 156.8 x 25.3 x 9.4 Of 39 horse power. Owned by Ottawa River Navigation Co., Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canad on December 31, 1905
Steamer DUCHESS OF YORK; SOREL [25], PELERIN [27], BELOEIL [34] official Canada No. 103342. Built Montreal, Que., 1895. Of 490 tons gross. 157 x 25 x 9. a paddle-wheel passenger vessel. Rebuilt barge 1938
      Preliminary List of Canadian Steam Vessels
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930

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Duchess of York (Steamboat), C103342, 9 Jun 1916