The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. T. Robb (Propeller), 30 Apr 1864

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Propeller W.T. ROBB, of 335 tons burden was launched at the shipyard of Mr. J. Hardison, at Stromness for Mr. L. McCallum on Thursday April 30th. Mrs. McCallum did the christening.
      Toronto Globe
      Tuesday, May 3, 1864

Steam tug W.T. ROBB, of 128 feet in length, 20 feet 8 inched beam by 10 feet depth. Her engines were made by david Bell of Buffalo, she has a speed of 16 miles per hour in average weather.
      Toronto Globe
      August 20, 1864
Propeller W.T. ROBB, of 236 tons. Built Stromness 1864 by Hardeson. Owned by L. McCallum. Home port, Dunnville. Value $18,000 Vlaue, A 1.
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register for 1866

Register Number: 14 of 1864
Name: W.T. ROBB
Description: Steam Tug
Tons: 188
When built: 1864
Where built: Stromness, County of Haldiman
Where she belongs: Dunnville
Present Master: W.T.Robb
Builders name & date of certificate:George Hardison, Apr.27, 1864
Description of vessel:-
Length: 120 feet
Breadth: 20 feet & 10 inches
Depth of hold: 10 feet
Masts: Nil
Decks: One
Stern: Round
Standing or running bowsprit: Nil
Figure-head: Nil
How rigged: Not Carvel built,
Engine-room: 28 feet, 74 tons
Subscribing owners:Laughlin McCallum of Stromness, County of Haldiman sole owner, sold to William Hall
of Toronto, dated Feb. 5th. 1872 who Mortgaged the vessel to the Bank of Commerce for $6,500 in Sept. of 1876
      NOTAT10N:--- Dismantled at Toronto 12 years ago,
      Registered closed 1895

New Measurements of W.T. ROBB July 12, 1877, in conformity with an act of 40 Vic.Cap.19
* Gross Tonnage: 243
Deductions: 84
Register Tonnage: 159 house on upper deck: 11.84
      *under tonnage deck:140.86
      Spar deck 90.88
      Shipping Register, Port of Dunnville
      (RG, 12, A 1, Vol. 219
      National Archives, Canada

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W. T. Robb (Propeller), 30 Apr 1864