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Simla (Propeller), C112144, aground, 1 Oct 1916


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STEAMER SIMLA SINKS.
The Canadian steamer SIMLA is sunk two miles west of Brockville, Lake Ontario, and is reported to be in bad condition. The steamer, which is owned by the Montreal Transportation Company is insured for $20,000.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 5, 1916


      EXPECTED TO FLOAT SIMLA FROM SHOAL IN ONE WEEK.
      Ogdensburg, Oct. 15. - Another week will possibly elapse before the steam barge SIMLA is floated from the shoal west of Coronation Isle. About forty men under Capt. John Donnelly of Kingston, including Murphy and Rowley, are working ten hours a day on the contract.
      The forward hatches of the foundered steamer have been released of the cargo of coal and a cement bulkhead has been constructed to be placed aft of the holes in the bow. The bulkhead has not yet been lowered in the water, but will be in position in a day or two. The sides of the SIMLA have been boarded and over these planks canvas has yet to be placed. When this is finished the work of pumping will be started and it is not expected any further trouble will be encountered. Six large steam pumps are being installed on the decks of the SIMLA for this work.
      Apart from the hole torn in the bow, through coming in contact with the shoal, it is thought the SIMLA has sustained any other damage, although her stern rests in about thirty feet of water. She is an exceptionally strong and well constructed craft and is good for many years of active use.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 16, 1916



      STEAMER SIMLA WILL BE DRYDOCKED AT KINGSTON.
      According to a dispatch received here yesterday, the steamer SIMLA, which was recently sunk in the Narrows near Brockville in the St. Lawrence River, is being pumped out, and is expected to be taken to Kingston in a day or so.
      The SIMLA's bow went high on the rocks when she sank, and it was necessary to build a cofferdam around the after-end before the pumps were put at work. On being taken to Kingston she will have her cargo removed and will be placed in drydock.
      The Donnelly Wrecking & Salvage Co., of Kingston is doing the work of wrecking the SIMLA
     

     
Steam screw SIMLA. Official Canada No. 112144. Of 1,197 tons gross; 731 tons Reg. Built Garden Island, Ont., 1903. Home port, Montreal, Que. 225.6 x 34.8 x 15.0 Of 731 horsepower. Owned by Montreal Transportation Co., of Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1920
     


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Reason: aground
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1916
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McN.W.18278
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Simla (Propeller), C112144, aground, 1 Oct 1916