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Ella Ross (Steamboat), burnt, 5 Jun 1912


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ELLA ROSS Steamer of 125 Reg. Tons, Registered at the port of Deseronto and 32 years of age when in June 1912, she burnt at the Parry Sound wharf. A total loss. Valued at $6,000
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1912
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries

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GIPSEY, renamed ELLA ROSS 1887. Official Canadian Number 77589. Built Montreal 1873. Paddle passenger steamer. 99 x 19 x 6. Burnt Parry Sound, June 5, 1912
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant
      Steamships (Coastal & Inland) 1809 - 1930
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Steamer GIPSEY, 117 tons (new tonnage). Built Montreal by Webster 1876. Owned by J. W. Swift & Co. Home port, Kingston. Value $11,000. Class A 1. Remarks-River only. Iron
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register
      Canadian Hulls, 1882

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GIPSEY, Steamer 190 tons, built Montreal by Webster in 1873. Home port, Kingston. Owned by James Swift A 1. Iron.
      Directory of the Marine Interests of the Great Lakes
      R. L. Polk & Co., 1884
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Steamer GIPSEY, Official Canada Number 77589. Home Port, Kingston. Built 1873 at Montreal. Sidewheel steamer. 99 feet & 2/10ths. length. 27 feet & 8/10ths. Breadth. 6 feet & 4/10ths. depth.
325 tons gross. 190 tons register.. Owned by J. D. Murphy, of Toronto, Ontario.
      List of vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st day of December 1886

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Side Wheel Steamer GIPSEY 117 tons(new tonnage). Built Montreal by Webster in 1876. Owned by Murphy & P. Port of Hail, Kingston. Value $12,000. Class A1. Remarks - River & Canal.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register
      Canadian Hulls, 1886

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Clayton. --- Captain W. Garrett, of Smith's Falls, has bought the steamer GIPSEY from the Rathbun Company. He intends to change her name to ELLA ROSS, and will add several more state rooms. It is his intention to make one trip a week from Montreal to Kingston, via Ottawa and the Rideau canal and return by the St.Lawrence.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, February 24, 1887. p. 5
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Steamer GIPSEY of 190 tons. Built Montreal by Webster in 1873. Home port, Kingston. Owners, J. D. Murphy. Class A 1.
      Marine Directory of the Great Lakes
      R. L. Polk & Co. 1888
     
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      Port of Deseronto No. 1 of 1887
      Official Number................ 77589

Name.........................ELLA ROSS

Type........................ Steamer, paddle/wheels

Tonnage................. 189.65 Ton Reg. 324.88 Ton Gross. Re-registered as 124.77 Ton Re. 227.53 Ton Gross

When built............. 1879 rebuilt 1880

Where built............. Montreal, rebuilt Kingston

Home port.............. Deseronto

Builders name & date of certificate:- William Webster, Montreal
      rebuilt by John McQuaid, Kingston

      Description of vessel
Length.................. 99 feet & 2/10 ths.
Breadth................. 19 feet & 1/10 ths.
Depth of hold....... 6 feet & 4/10 ths.

Masts................... None
Decks.................. Two
Stern................... Round
Figure-head......... None
How rigged......... Not
How built............ Carvel, of iron
Engine-room........ 46 foot length
Engines………… One horizontal low pressure built at Kingston in 1881 by Davidson,Doran Ltd. dia.22 inches. stroke 4 feet. 85 Horse power.

Subscribing Owners:- Rathbun Co.

Notations:- Certificate Cancelled & Register Closed Feb.11,1913 SHIP BURNED UP AT PARRY SOUND ON OR ABOUT JUNE 5, 1912 -- TOTAL LOSS. advice received from Owners

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Side-wheel Steamer ELLA ROSS, 117 tons (new tonnage) Built Montreal by Webster in 1876. Owned by Rathbun & Co., Home port, Deseronto. Value $10,000. Class A 2. Remarks - Iron, River & Bay. Formerly GIPSEY. Requires larger anchor.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register
      Canadian Hulls, 1892

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Steamer ROSS, ELLA of 325 tons gross. 89 feet length, 19 feet beam. Built 1880. Owned by The Rathbun Co. Home port, Deseronto. Ont.
      Blue Book of American Shipping, 1896

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Steamer ELLA ROSS, Official Canada Number 77589. Home Port, Deseronto. Built 1879 at Montreal. Sidewheel steamer. 99 feet & 2/10ths,length. 19 feet & 2/10ths,breadth. 6 feet & 4/10ths,depth.
325 tons gross. 190 tons register. Owned by The Rathbun Co., of Deseronto, Ontario.
      List of vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st day of December 1898

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ROSS, ELLA, Paddle steamer. 325 tons. 99 feet length, 19 feet beam Built 1879. Owned by Rathbun Company, Deseronto, Ont.
      Blue Book of American Shipping, 1901
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Steamer ELLA ROSS, Official Canada Number 77589. Home Port, Deseronto. Built 1879 at Montreal. Sidewheel steamer. 99 feet & 2/10ths,length. 19 feet & 2/10ths,breadth. 6 feet & 4/10ths,depth.
325 tons gross. 190 tons register. Owned by The Rathbun Co., of Deseronto, Ontario.
      List of vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st day of December 1902

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Side-wheel Steamer ELLA ROSS, 325 tons gross. Hull built of iron. Built 1879 Owned by the Rathbun Co. Home port, Deseronto. Value $7,000. Class A 2½
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register
      Canadian Hulls, 1902
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Steamer ELLA ROSS, Official Canada Number 77589. Home Port, Deseronto. Built 1879 at Montreal. Sidewheel steamer. 99 feet & 2/10ths,length. 27 feet & 8/10ths,breadth. 6 feet & 4/10ths,depth.
228 tons gross. 125 tons register. 85 Horse Power/ paddle wheels. Owned by The Rathbun Co., of Deseronto, Ontario.
      List of vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st day of December 1904
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ROSS, ELLA, Paddle steamer. 325 tons. 99 feet length. Built 1879. Owned by Deseronto Navigation Co., Deseronto, Ont.
      Blue Book of American Shipping, 1904
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      ROSS, ELLA, Stmr. 228 tons. 99 feet length. Built 1879. Owned by Deseronto Navigation Co., Deseronto, Ont.
      Blue Book of American Shipping, 1907
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ROSS, ELLA, Stmr. 228 tons. 99 feet length. Built 1879. Owned by Mr. Philips of Parry Sound., Ont.
      Blue Book of American Shipping, 1910
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ROSS, ELLA, Stmr. 228 tons. 99 feet length. Built 1879. Owned by Deseronto Navigation Co., Deseronto, Ont. Iron hull.
      Blue Book of American Shipping, 1911



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Reason: burnt
Hull damage: $6,000
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1912
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McN.W.12415
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William R. McNeil
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Ella Ross (Steamboat), burnt, 5 Jun 1912