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Name Official number Flag IMO
ALGOMA  85766  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1883  31/07/1883   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Aitken & Mansel, Glasgow Kelvinhaugh  124 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1773 grt / 1154 nrt / 262.1 ft  38.2 ft  23.3 ft   
Engine builder David Rowan, Glasgow
Engine detail
C2cyl (35 & 70 x 48)in. 1700ihp, Single Screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Montreal  Montreal   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
Cut apart at Montreal, crossed Lake Ontario on pontoons.
Reassembled at Buffalo, wintered at Port Colborne.
First of 3 new sisters to enter service.
After loss, her engine transferred to the MANITOBA. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1885  Wrecked 07/11/1885 
Disposal Detail
Wrecked near Isle Royale in Lake Superior on a voyage from Sault St. Marie to Port Arthur. In a severe gale with violent snow squalls she ran aground on rocks of Greenstone Island and eventually broke in two. 48 lives lost. 
 

 



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