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Joseph L. Russell (Propeller), C90778, sank, 15 Nov 1929

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Built Windsor Ontario 1888 as LAKESIDE Canadian Reg. No. 90778 as a passenger vessel of 348 tons gross. Length 121 feet, Breadth 26 feet, depth 9 feet. Rebuilt as a tug 1920 at Toronto and renamed as the JOSEPH L. RUSSELL of 200 tons gross and 118 feet in length, 26 feet breadth and 9 feet depth of hold.
Vessel sank near Cobourg Ontario Nov. I5th. 1929
      World Ship Society
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant
      Steamships (Coastal & Inland)1809-1930

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      Steam screw LAKESIDE. Official Canada No. 90778. Of 348 tons gross; 220 tons reg. Built Windsor, Ont., 1888. Home port, Windsor, Ont. 121.0 x 26.0 x 9.3 Owned by the Lakeside Navigation Co., Walkerville, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

JOSEPH L. RUSSELL. No. 90778 of the port of Toronto, a tug of 200 gross tons. 77 tons register. built 1888 at Windsor Ont. of wood and rebuilt Toronto 1921 a propeller of 41.63 Horse Power, licensed for Lake Ont. Ports, owned by John E. Russell of Toronto. Inspected 3rd. June 1921
      Steamers Inspected during year
      ending March 1922.
      Steamboat Inspection Report
      Marine & Fisheries 1921/1922

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JOSEPH L. RUSSELL Canadian Reg. No. 90778 of Montreal 77 tons register. Foundered 8 miles south of Colborne Lake Ontario, November 15, 1929
      Dept. Of Transport
      Statement of Wreck for 1929

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
William R. McNeil
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Joseph L. Russell (Propeller), C90778, sank, 15 Nov 1929