In addition to the steel steamer ROSEMOUNT, now building in England, and which will reach the lakes in June, the Montreal Transportation Co. of Kingston, will have in commission next season a new wooden schooner, the MELROSE, which is now nearing completion at the company ship yard in Kingston., This vessel is 184 feet over all, 35 feet beam and 14 feet depth of hold. She is a three-masted vessel, built in a very substantial manner, and will be equipped with late appliances, including Providence windlass and capstan.
April 9, 1896
THE ROSEMOUNT LAUNCHED.
The steel steamer ROSEMOUNT, built to the order of the Montreal Transportation Company of Kingston, Ont., for service on the Great lakes, has been launched on the Clyde. The ROSEMOUNT is of the 'single spardeck type', with the following dimensions: Length between perpendiculars 252 feet; beam 41feet; depth, moulded, 21 feet 4 inches. She has a cellular water bottom for her entire length, and is also designed to carry water ballast in fore and after peaks. Her engine, which will be placed amidship, is a triple expansion, with cylinders 20½ , 34 and 57 inches diameter by 30 inches stroke, steam being supplied by two large boilers, working at a pressure of 180 pounds.
July 23, 1896
Steam screw ROSEMOUNT. Official Canada No.103565. Of 1,580 tons gross; 989 tons reg. Built at Bill Quay, G. B., 1896. Home port, Montreal, Que. Of 245.0 x 410 x 18.4 and 200 horsepower. Owned by the Montreal Transportation Co., Ltd. Montreal, Que.
List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1905