The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Monarch (Propeller), C96843, 26 Jun 1890

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The new Beatty Line steamer MONARCH slid down the ways at Sarnia yesterday at 4:04 o'clock. beside the many people on both sides of the river, the steamers CONGER, CAMPANA, J.C. CLARK, DORMER, ATLANTIC and a dozen tugs and scores of row boats were loaded with passengers. The MONARCH is 259' x 34'.8" x 4'.8". She is built of white oak, strongly braced with iron. She has 62 staterooms. She will be towed to Buffalo to receive her boilers. She cost between $180,000 and $200,000. The steamer CONGER towed her to the docks after the launch.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, June 27, 1890

Sarnia, June 26. -- The North Western Transportation Co.'s propeller MONARCH was launched here today. She measures 259' x 34' 8" and has a full length cabin containing 62 staterooms. She will be towed to Buffalo to receive her boilers and will be in service in July. Her cost is between $150,000 and $200,000.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      June 27, 1890

Love & Schofield will build a steel smokestack for the steamship MONARCH of the Beatty Line. It will be made of 1/4 inch steel, 7 feet in diameter and 36 feet high. It will be the largest smokestack ever made in Michigan.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, July 9, 1890
Steam screw MONARCH. Official Canada No. 96843. Of 2017 tons gross; 1372 tons reg. Built Sarnia, Ont., 1890. Home port, Sarnia, Ont. 240.0 x 35.0 x 14.8 Owned by North Western Transportation Co., of Sarnia, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry of the
      Dominion of Canada on Dec. 31, 1898

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Monarch (Propeller), C96843, 26 Jun 1890