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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Alberta

Ship owner: Canadian Pacific Railway

Ship builder: C. Connell and Co., Whiteinch, Scotland

Engine builder: David Rowan & Co., Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland

Engine re-builder: Western Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co., Port Arthur, Ontario

Year ship built: 1883

Year engine built: 1883

Final disposition: Scrapped, Indiana Harbor, Indiana, 1948.


Georgian Bay-Lake Superior Service cut in two and bulkheaded for St. Lawrence and Welland Canal, 1883. Rebuilt at Buffalo, New York, winter 1883-84. Entered Service 4-11-1884. Lengthened, 1911. Repowered, 1913.

Registry number: C. 85765

Hull number: 136

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight

Height: 23 ft.

Width: 38 ft.

Length: 270 ft.

Stroke length: 48 in.

Gross tonnage: 2829

Net tonnage: 2377

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 2: 35 in.

Piston 3: 70 in.

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