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Registrar of Shipping fonds

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  • 1869-1962

The fonds consists of one series of ship registration records compiled by the Registrar of Shipping, Hamilton, Ontario. The series includes file level descriptions for 34 vessels that sailed through the Port of Hamilton.ᅠ

Canada. Registrar of Shipping (Hamilton, Ontario)

Zephyr

Screw (propeller) yacht steamer built in 1886 in Hamilton, Ontario by Thomas Reid. There is little information pertaining to this vessel and its voyage history. The file contains a builder’s certificate, a certificate of survey, several ownershi...

White Wings

Sailing ship measuring 40 x 15 x 6 feet, 22 tonnage, built in 1886 in Trenton, Ontario by A. Cuthbert. There is little information pertaining to this vessel and its voyage history. The file contains ownership, transfer and registration documents...

Where To

Screw (propeller) steamer measuring 46 x 11 x 3 feet built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1915 by John and William Robertson. There is little information pertaining to this vessel and its voyage history. The file contains a builder’s certificate, a cer...

Wachonda

Screw (propeller) steamer measuring 230 x 37 x 21 feet, 1,554 tonnage, built in 1903 in Glasgow, Scotland by Russell & Company. There is little information pertaining to this vessel and its voyage history. The file contains a certificate of ...

Turbinia

Twin screw (propeller) turbine-engine steamer measuring 250 x 33.2 x 12.6 feet, 1,064 tonnage, built in 1904 in Hebburn-on-Tyne, England by R.W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Company. The ship was built as a passenger ferry service between Hamilton and ...

Strathcona

Screw (propeller) steel freighter steamer measuring 249 x 42 x 21, 1,882 tonnage, built in 1900 in Dundee, Scotland by Caledonia Shipbuilding and Engineering Company. The ship carried cargo such as grain, rails and ore. The file contains a certi...

Rosedale

Screw (propeller) steamer built in 1888 in Sunderland, Scotland by the Sunderland Ship Building Company. In 1919, on a voyage from Cardiff, Wales to Bordeaux, France, the S.S. Luella collided with the Rosedale and caused her to sink, with the los...

Nymoca

Screw (propeller) steamer measuring 56 x 11 x 5 feet, 32 tonnage, built in 1896 in Hamilton, Ontario by Melanchthon Simpson. There is little information pertaining to the vessel and its voyage history. The file contains a builder’s certificate, ...

Neepawah

Screw (propeller) steamer measuring 245 x 40 x 22 feet, 1,799 tonnage, built in 1903 in Greenock, Scotland by Grangemouth and Greenock Dockyard Company. The vessel had several owners and was captured by a submarine and sunk in April of 1917 durin...

Naiad

Screw (propeller) yacht steamer measuring 68 x 10 x 3 feet, 29 tonnage, built in Toronto, Ontario in 1890 by Polson Iron Works for William Eli Sanford, a prominent Hamilton politician and businessman. There is little information pertaining to the...

Modjeska

Screw (propeller) steamer built in Yoker, Scotland in 1889 by Napier, Shanks and Bell. From 1889 to 1927 the Modjeska was operated by the Hamilton Steamship Lines as a freight and passenger ship between Hamilton and Toronto, including moonlight e...

Miss Vancouver

Motorboat measuring 33 x 7 x 2 feet, 4.75 tonnage, built in Gravenhurst, Ontario by Ditchburn Boats Limited. There is little information pertaining to the vessel and its voyage history. The file contains ownership, transfers and registration doc...

Mazeppa

Screw (propeller) pleasure steamer measuring 105 x 20 feet, 150 tonnage, built in Toronto, Ontario in 1884 by Melanchthon Simpson for the Hamilton Steamboat Company Limited. The Mazeppa was a passenger boat that served the area around Hamilton Ba...

Mavis

Twin-screw motor pleasure yacht measuring 60 x 12 x 6 feet, 24 tonnage, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1921 by John and William Robertson and William Burnside. There is little information pertaining to the vessel and its voyage history. The file ...

Maud

Screw (propeller) yacht measuring 35 x 7 x 3 feet, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1905 by Thomas W. Jutten. There is little information pertaining to the ship and its voyage history. The file contains a builder’s certificate, a certificate of sur...

Masonic

Screw (propeller) steamer measuring 63 x 10 x 3 feet, 27 tonnage, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1893 by Thomas Larkin. There is little information pertaining to the ship and its voyage history. The file contains a builder’s certificate, a certif...

Macassa

Twin screw (propeller) steel steamer built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1888 by William Hamilton & Company. The boat was brought over and used as a pleasure cruise carrying about 114 passengers between Hamilton and Burlington, as well as Hamilton ...

Lake Michigan

Screw (propeller) steamer built in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1872 by Melanchthon Simpson. There is little information pertaining to the ship and its voyage history. The file contains registration records and ownership certificates, a surveyor’s...

Lady Hamilton (formerly the Cadillac)

American steel screw (propeller) steamer built in River Rouge, Michigan in 1928 by the Great Lakes Engineering Works. It was originally a ferry boat called the Cadillac and it serviced the Detroit-Windsor route. It was used during the Second Wor...

Kildare

Screw (propeller) steamer measuring 35 x 7 x 4 feet, 8 tonnage, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1901 by John and William Robertson. There is little information pertaining to the ship and its voyage history. The file contains a builder’s certificat...

Ivan R.

Twin screw (propeller) steamer measuring 67 x 15 x 5 feet, 66 tonnage, built in Grandes-Piles, Quebec in 1903 by William Ritchie. The vessel was bought by the Hamilton Ferry Company and used for ferry service around Hamilton. The vessel was dism...

Iris

Screw (propeller) steamer yacht measuring 47 x 10 x 5 feet, 15.5 tonnage, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1903 by John and William Robertson. There is little information pertaining to the ship and its voyage history. The file contains ownership do...

Hamiltonian

Steel paddle steamer measuring 143 x 25 x 7 feet, 303 tonnage, built in 1897 in Levis, Quebec by John Lovett Davie. The vessel was originally named the Champion and sailed the St. Lawrence River as a river boat for most of its career. It then ser...

E.H. Rutherford

Wooden schooner sailing ship measuring 143 x 25 x 10 feet, built in Port Dalhousie, Ontario in 1869 by William H. Andrews. The vessel was re-built in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1881 by Joseph Shickluna. There is little information pertaining to ...

Edna

Screw (propeller) yacht measuring 41 x 9 ½ x 5 feet, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1899 by James Weir. The voyage history of the vessel is unknown. The file contains a builder’s certificate, a certificate of survey, a declaration of ownership, a ...

Dundurn

American wooden-hulled ship built in Detroit, Michigan in 1882 (builder unknown). The vessel was in service in American waters for 24 years before being bought by the Canada Steam Lines Limited Company and used for service in the Hamilton area unt...

Dundee

Steel screw (propeller) steamer built in Dundee, Scotland in 1906 by the Caledonia Shipbuilding & Engineering Company. The vessel was owned by several companies and was requisitioned for use during World War One. It was sunk by an enemy subm...

Donnacona

Screw (propeller) steamer built in Bill Quay, England in 1900 by Wood, Skinner and Company. The ship sank in the North Atlantic in October of 1915. The file contains a Certificate of British Registry, shipping port transfer documentation from th...

Cataract (formerly the Myles)

Screw (propeller) steamer vessel measuring 179 x 33 x 15 feet, 800 tonnage, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1882 by Archibald Miller Robertson for Thomas Myles and Son, Coal Company Merchants. The vessel was a cargo ship that sunk in 1886 and was r...

Canada

Wooden-hulled, screw (propeller) steamer vessel measuring 142 x 23 x 13 feet, 408 tonnage, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1872 by Archibald Miller Robertson. The Canada was a passenger and freight ship that operated between Montreal and Chicago fr...

Arabian

Iron screw (propeller) freight steamer measuring 180 x 31 x 13 feet, 798 tonnage, built in Hamilton, Ontario in1892 by John Balmer Fairgrieve and Hugh Fairgrieve. The Arabian was built using a steam engine salvaged from the S.S. Canada and repurp...

A.M. Petrie

Screw (propeller) steamer yacht measuring 50 x 10 x 5 feet, 20 tonnage, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1892 by William Robertson for Miss Alice May Petrie. The voyage history of this ship is unknown. The file contains a builder’s certificate, a ce...

Ampere

Screw (propeller) steamer vessel measuring 33 x 7 x 4 feet, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1894 by Herbert Lutz, Thomas Johns, William Wylie and Allan Marshall. The voyage history of this ship is unknown. The file contains documents such as a bui...

Acacia

Screw (propeller) steamer vessel measuring 92 x 19 x 6 feet, 107 tonnage, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1893 by M.O. and A.A. Matthews. The voyage history of this ship is unknown and the vessel was retired in 1919. The file contains builder’s cer...

Ship Registration Records

Series consists of ship registration records pertaining to 34 vessels that sailed through the Port of Hamilton. The documents include builder’s certificates and ship surveys describing the size, type, dimensions and means of propulsion for each ve...