The new steel steamer OTTAWA, under charter for the season to the Canada-Atlantic Transit Company, was launched at Toronto on Wednesday. The OTTAWA is 257 feet long over all, with 43 feet beam and 25 feet 6 inches molded depth. The keel for another steamer of the same size is to be laid at once.
Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
Friday, May 25, 1900
The new steamer OTTAWA, just launched will run on the Canada-Atlantic line between Chicago and Depot Harbor
Chicago Inter Ocean
May 30, 1900
Another steamer of Canadian canal dimensions, the OTTAWA, will soon be engaged in lake service. The OTTAWA, built for President Booth of the Canada Atlantic Railway Co., was launched at the Bertram Engine Works Co., Toronto, a few days ago. The launch was witnessed by General Manager Chamberlain of the Canada Atlantic company and a party of officials. The new vessel is 257 feet over all, 43 feet beam, 25 feet 6 inches deep and will carry about 70,000 bushels of wheat on the canal draught of 14 feet. On the upper lake draught of nearly 18 feet she will carry about 105,000 bushels of wheat.
May 31, 1900
Screw steamer OTTAWA, Official Canada No. 111443. Of 2,431 gross tons; 1,344 tons Reg. Built Toronto, Ont., 1900. Home port, Ottawa, Ont. 256.0 x 43.2 x 15.2 Owned by J.R. Booth, Ottawa, Ont.
List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1902