The new steel steamer STRATHCONA of the Hamilton & Fort William Navigation Co. (R. O. & A. B. McKay of Hamilton, Ont.), is now on her way to the lakes from England. The STRATHCONA and her sister vessel, the WINONA, are 255 feet long, 42 ½ feet beam and 23 feet 8 inches deep.
June 21, 1900
STRATHCONA A FINE STEAMER.
Toronto, August 21. -- The new steamer STRATHCONA, built at Dundee, Scotland , by the Caledonia Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., for the Hamilton & Fort William Navigation Co., has arrived. The STRATHCONA made the trip across the ocean from Newcastle in seventeen days, in command of Capt. Erikson of Newcastle, who is a well-known sea mariner. Arriving at Montreal, she was taken charge of by Capt. John A. Irving, of Hamilton, who will command her. When she made her appearance at Toronto she was greeted with three whistles from all the boats which were then in port. The STRATHCONA is made entirely of steel, and is fitted up with all the latest devices. She is 225 feet long, and has a capacity of 3,000 tons. The officer's quarters are furnished in an elegant manner, as also are the other rooms occupied by the other members of the crew. She brought into Toronto a cargo of scoria blocks from Newcastle, and will clear light in a few days for Conneaut. She will be engaged in carrying grain, rails and ore between Fort William and lower lakes points.
Detroit Free Press
August 22, 1900
Package freighter STRATHCONA. B110354 Built Dundee, Scotland 1900. 249 x 42 21 and 1,882 gross tons. DISPOSITION-- Sunk near Ronandshay, England, 13/4/1917
Preliminary List of Canadian Steamships, 1803 - 1930
NOTE:- The STRATHCONA does not appear on the Canadian Registry Books, so likely kept a British Registry,