Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canada (Propeller), sunk\abandoned, 1909
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      J. W . STEINHOFF 1876 -- QUEEN CITY 1899 -- I 917
      This steamer,120 feet long, built at Chatham in 1876, plied on Lake Huron until 1881 when she was burned. Rebuilt, she continued on the Upper Lakes until 1889. She was then bought by Alderman Thomas Davis, of Toronto, and placed on the Victoria Park route, and was engaged on this and excursion routes until 1899, when her name was changed to QUEEN CITY. Now engaged in the Owen Sound excursion trade.
      from Landmarks of Canada no.26511-
      J. R. R. Robinson Collection

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J. W. STEINHOFF; built Wallaceburg Ontario in 1874, becarne QUEEN CITY in 1895 and CANADA in 1898, Canadian reg. no. 71101 123 X 25 X 9 312 tons gross. she was a passenger vessel and was scrapped 1909
      Preliminary List of Canadian
      Steamships (Coastal & Inland)1809-1930

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The steamer " CANADA ~ sunk in Colpoy's Bay, cost 350 Dollars for removal
      from Removal of Obstructions to Navigation.
      Marine & Fisheries Sessional Papers 1912

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CANADA propeller, Canadian reg. no. 71101 -- Built Wallaceburg in 1874. Port of hail - Toronto. 312 tons gross, 209 tons reg. 120 horse power. 123.2 X 24.1 X 8.7. owned by the Owen Sound & Georgian Bay Park & Summer resort Co., of Owen Sound.
      Dominion of Canada
      Vessel Registry 1906
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      J. W. STEINEOFF, built Wallaceburg in 1874 by J. A. Jenking of Windsor, Ont., changed names to QUEEN CITY, by an order in Council dated June 11,1896, then changed again to CANADA by an order in Council dated JuIy 11, 1901 -- 123.2 X 24.10 X 8.7 -- Gross tonnage, 311.80. reg.tons 208.55. -- engine- high pressure, built 1874 by R. Parkinson of Chatham. Dia. of Cylinder 18", stroke 18" giving 120 Horse power.
      Her registry was changed fron the Port of Chatham in 1896, when she was transferred to the Port of Toronto register and was then owned by the Victoria Park Steamboat Co. , then in 1901 Alex Maxwell Coquhoun owned her in 1902 she was registered as being owned by A. C. Neff & D. W. Butchart, then in 1903 she was acquired by the Owen Sound & Georgian Bay Parks & Summer resorts Co.
      Registry of the Fort of Toronto
      National Archives ,Ottawa

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Canada (Propeller), sunk\abandoned, 1909