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

Other name(s): Athabasca

Ship owner: Canadian Pacific Railway

Ship builder: Aitken & Mansell, Glasgow, Scotland

Ship re-builder: Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Collingwood, Ontario

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

Engine re-builder: Western Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co., 1913, Canada, Ontario, Port Arthur

Year ship built: 1883

Year engine built: 1883

Final disposition: Scrapped, Hamilton, Ontario, 1947.


Cut in two and bulkheaded for passage in St. Lawrence and Welland Canals. Rebuilt at Buffalo, 1884. Entered service, May 13,1884, sailing from Owen Sound. Lengthened in 1910, re-engined in 1913.

Athabaska is a river in northern Alberta.  Kelvinbaugh is a borough of Glasgow.


b) Athabasca (1903)

Registry number: C. 85764

Hull number: 123

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight

Height: 23.3 ft.

Width: 38.2 ft.

Length: 298.8 ft.

Stroke length: 48 in.

Gross tonnage: 2784

Net tonnage: 2349

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 1: 30 in.

Piston 2: 64 in.

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