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4,451 gross 1871 at Glasgow by Tod & McGregor Inman Line 419.1ft x 44ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1871  Sept. 20, launched to compete with the new White Star Line vessels. Proved to be larger, slower and heavy on fuelAtlantic Journey ID 3202
 1872  Feb. 8, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3203
 1872  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 09 Arrived in New York at 12:00 noon - Agent Hr. D. Connelly, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 19 Agent Hr. D. Connelly, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  July 30  New York  Aug. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  Sept. 03  New York  Sept. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool  Apr. 08  New York  Apr. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1876  Re-engined, compound inverted engines fitted, second funnel addedAtlantic Journey ID 3204
 1878  Liverpool     New York  May 24 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  June 28 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 06 Crossing the Ocean in 7,5 days and arrived at 11:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 12 Arrived at 08:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  May 23 Queenstown 1879-05-14, 815 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  June 28 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 02 Queenstown 1879-07-23, 354 passengers arrived New York at 10:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 06 Queenstown 1879-08-27 - 450 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 11 Queenstown 1879-10-01, 540 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 15 Queenstown 1878-11-05, 406 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 20 Queenstown 1879-12-10, 208 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Jan. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 04 1020 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  May 08 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  June 11 Arrived at 22:00 eveningTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  July 17 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 21 Queenstown 1880-08-11, arrived New York at 13:00 afternoonTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 25 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 29 Queenstown 1880-10-20, 625 passengers arrived New York at 06:00 morning after a journey of 8 days 13 hours and 10 min.Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 04 Queenstown 1881-02-23, 333 passengers arrived New York at 15:00 afternoon after a journey of 8 days 22 hours and 40 min.Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 10 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  May 15 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  June 08  New York  June 18 Queenstown 1881-06-08, arrived New York at 16:00 evening - Also reported arrive 1881-06-19Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  July 24 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Aug. 17  New York  Aug. 27 Queenstown 1881-08-17, 735 passengers arrived New York at 17:00 eveningTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Sept. 20  New York  Oct. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 05 Queenstown 1881-10-26, 675 passengers arrived New York at 01:00 after midnightTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Mar. 15  New York  Mar. 26 Also reported arrive 1882-03-25Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Apr. 27  New York  May 09 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  May 28  New York  June 07 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     New York  July 09 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Aug. 02  New York  Aug. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Sept. 06  New York  Sept. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     New York  July 21 Queenstown 1883-07-11, 393 passengers arrived in New York at 14:00 afternoon after crossing the Ocean in 9 days 16 hours and 15 min.Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 27 Queenstown 1883-08-17, 500 passengers, crossing the Ocean in 9 days 4 hour and 20 min.Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Nov. 15  New York  Nov. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  May 07  New York  May 18 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  June 11  New York  June 21 500 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     New York  July 25 Also reported arrive 1884-07-26 - 315 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Aug. 19  New York  Aug. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 09 Also reported arrive 1884-11-10Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Feb. 10  New York  Feb. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Mar. 17  New York  Mar. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 18 Queenstown 1887-04-10, 1300 passengers arrived New York at 02:00 morning. - Also reported arrive 1887-04-19Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  May 11  New York  May 19 1270 PassengersTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  June 19 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool     New York  July 23 Also reported arrive 1887-07-24Transatlantc ID
 1887  Caught fire at sea, passengers and crew rescued by the York City of the Furness Line. She was carrying a cargo of 8,000 bales of raw American cotton, and was the 73rd ship with such cargo to catch fire in only 5 monthsAtlantic Journey ID 3205
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges
Picture of the S/S City of Montreal</a> before the second funnel was added in 1886
Picture of the S/S City of Montreal
before the second funnel was added in 1876
City of Montreal - pre 1876 - on the Mersey off Liverpool
City of Montreal - pre 1876
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City of Montreal - post 1876
City of Montreal - post 1876, with the second funnel
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City of Montreal - at fire 1887
City of Montreal - at fire 1887
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Burning of the steamship City of Montreal on the Atlantic ocean:
Burning of the steamship City of Montreal on the Atlantic ocean:
From sketches by the ship's carpenter, George Moffat.

BURNING OF THE STEAMSHIP CITY OF MONTREAL ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IN 1887 - A transcript of an article in the London Illustrated News, August 27, 1887. Transcribed by BÝrge Solem 2005


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