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

Ship owner: Metropolitan Works Commission; Toronto Transportation Commission

Ship builder: Polson Iron Works, Toronto, Ontario

Engine builder: Polson Iron Works, Toronto, Ontario

Year ship built: 1906

Year engine built: 1906

Final disposition: Converted to barge in 1956 in Toronto and used as garage scow.


Passenger capacity as ferry was 1350 persons.



1) Toronto Transportation Commission

2) Metropolitan Works Commission, Toronto, Ontario (1956)

Registry number: C. 121849

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Ferry, sidewheel

Contributor(s): Polson Iron Works

Height: 7.2 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Length: 150 ft.

Stroke length: 48 in.

Gross tonnage: 752

Net tonnage: 451

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Inclined compound

Piston 2: 17 in.

Piston 3: 34 in.

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