The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Strathcona (Propeller), 19 Aug 1900

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Another British vessel is now on her way to engage in the lake trade. The steamer STRATHCONA, from England, has passed Montreal for Toronto.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      August 18, 1900
      The new steel steamer STRATHCONA, built at Dundee, Scotland, for the Hamilton and Fort William Navigation Co., has arrived at Toronto. She made the trip across the Atlantic from Newcastle in 17 days. Captain Erikson of Newcastle, was in command. Arriving at Montreal, she was taken in charge of Captain John A. Irving, of Hamilton, Ont., who will be her permanent master. The newcomer is 225 feet long, and has a carrying capacity of 2,000 tons. She will engage in carrying rails, grain and ore between Fort William and lower lake ports.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      August 26, 1900

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Strathcona (Propeller), 19 Aug 1900