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Alberta (Propeller), C85765, damaged by ice, 5 May 1892

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Owen Sound, Ont., May 9. -- The steamship ALBERTA, Owen Sound for Port Arthur, with passengers and freight, was caught in a terrific storm on Lake Superior near Papge, shr ran into an ice floe, which broke three blades off her wheel and left her helpless. While the crew were trying to set canvas one of the booms jibed, knocking a mate overboard. The steamer ATHABASCA, which left Port Arthur Saturday, met the ALBERTA and towed her into Port Arthur. She will be brought here for reapirs.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      May 9, 1892

Steam screw ALBERTA. Official Canada No. 85765. Of 1,779 tons gross. Built Whiteinch, Scotland, 1883, rebuilt Collingwood, Ont. 1911. Original diminsions 264 x 38 x 23. DISPOSITION. - Scrapped 1947
      Preliminary List of Canadian Steamships, 1809 to 1930
Steam screw ALBERTA. Official Canada No. 85765. Of 2,282 tons gross; 1551 tons reg. Built Whiteinch, Scotland, 1883. Home port, Montreal, Que. 263.5 x 38.2 x 23.3. Owned by Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registry of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

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Reason: damaged by ice
Lives: 1
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.489722 Longitude: -89.035555
William R. McNeil
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Alberta (Propeller), C85765, damaged by ice, 5 May 1892