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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
4,502 gross 1887 at Sunderland by James Laing & Co. Beaver Line 374.5ft x 43.5ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1887  Mar 10, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 5473
 1887  June 10, maiden voyage Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 5474
 1887  Liverpool  June 10  Quebec  June 19 Montreal. Also reported arrival Quebec 1887-06-21Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     Boston  Apr. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     Montreal  May 19 Arrived at 01:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  May 19 Arrived at 01:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     Montreal  June 24 Also reported arrive 1889-06-23 at 02:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     Montreal  July 27 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     Montreal  Aug. 31 Arrived at 02:00 morning after crossing the Ocean in 6 days and 3 hourTransatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Boston  Mar. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Montreal  Apr. 28 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  May 23  Montreal  May 30 Also reported arrive 1890-05-29Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Montreal  July 04 Crossing the Ocean in only 6 daysTransatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Montreal  Aug. 11 Also reported arrive 1890-08-09 - Arrived at 02:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Montreal  Sept. 12 Arrived at 12:00 noon after crossing the Ocean in 5 days and 4 hoursTransatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Montevideo  Sept. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  Oct. 10  Montreal  Oct. 19 Also reported arrive 1890-10-17 - Arrived 7:30 morningTransatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool     Montreal  May 16 Also reported arrive 1891-05-14Transatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool  May 08  Montreal  May 16 Also reported arrive 1891-05-14Transatlantc ID
 1892  Liverpool     Montreal  May 16 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Liverpool     Montreal  July 25 Reported as Hamburg America LineTransatlantc ID
 1892  Liverpool  Aug. 20  Montreal  Aug. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool  Apr. 01  Halifax  Apr. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool  May 13  Quebec  May 21 Also reported arrive 1893-05-22 in MontrealTransatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool  Dec. 16  Halifax  Dec. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Liverpool     Montreal  July 08 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Liverpool     Quebec  Nov. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1896         Apr. 08 Arrived at St. JohnTransatlantc ID
 1896  August, collided with the Vancouver of the Dominion Line, both ships slight damagesAtlantic Journey ID 5475
 1898  Jan. 31, collided with the S/S Hindoo of the Wilson Line, both ships slight damagesAtlantic Journey ID 5476
 1899  Ownership of the Beaver Line transferred to Elder Dempster, name of the ship remained the same, and the line was still operated as Beaver LineAtlantic Journey ID 5477
 1900  Liverpool     Quebec  May 09 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Liverpool     Quebec  June 12 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Liverpool     Quebec  May 15 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Liverpool     Quebec  June 19 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Liverpool     Quebec  Oct. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Quebec  May 21 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Quebec  June 25 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Scrapped in ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 5478
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

Lake Ontario, Beaver Line steamship
Lake Ontario, Beaver Line steamship
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The Lake Ontario was built to the order of the Canada Shipping Company, Ltd., the owners of the Beaver Line. She differed from the earlier vessels of this company in that she was constructed of steel and was built away from Clydeside. Her principal dimensions were :-392 ft. length overall 43 ft. 4 in. beam ; 32 ft. 8 in. depth ; 4,520 tons gross about 8,300 tons displacement ; length, between perpendiculars, 374 ft. 5 in. breadth, extreme, 43 ft. 6 in. ; depth moulded, 32.7 ft. She had water ballast. Her triple-expansion engines were constructed by Messrs. George Clark, of Sunderland, and had cylinder dimensions of 31 in., 51 in., and 83 in., with a stroke of 54 in., her boilers working at a pressure of 150 lb. per square inch. The Lake Ontario had the traditional Beaver Line clipper stem, and in view of the possibility of the vessel sailing among floating ice, the plating of the bows was doubled and strengthened with extra keelsons and stringers.

In August, 1896 she collided end-on with the Dominion liner Vancouver in the River St. Lawrence. The Dominion vessel with her straight stem, had her bows concertinaed for 25 ft., while the Beaver's fiddle head saved her, and she escaped practically without injury.


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