Maritime History of the Great Lakes
CPR Steamer Launched
Sarnia Observer, 10 May 1889
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CPR Steamer Launched

Owen Sound Ont. May 4.

The new steel steamship Manitoba being constructed here for the Canadian Pacific Railway was successfully launched today. A very large number of people arrived by trains and boats to witness the event, which took place at 1:45 p.m. The ship slid from the ways into the water easily and without mishap. The Manitoba is the finest steel steamer ever built in Canada. She is 303 feet in length constructed of plated steel, and has a carrying capacity of 73,000 bushels. Her passenger accommodations is 400. the model and general lines of the vessel are of the finest, while the workmanship is unprecedented in shipbuilding architecture. The Manitoba will be finished and ready to take per place on the Canadian Pacific railway line, between her and Port Arthur, in about six weeks.

Item Type
This vessel replaced the CPR Algoma lost in 1885.
Date of Publication
10 May 1889
Corporate Name(s)
Canadian Pacific Railway
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
Randy Johnson
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CPR Steamer Launched