File - Macassa

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  • 1888-1928 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual material.

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Original accession forms indicate that this material was donated to the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives department in 1977, but the donor is unknown.

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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 and Toronto. In 1928, the vessel was sold and became known as the Manasoo, and was used as a passenger ship in the Georgian Bay area where it sank shortly afterwards. The file contains registration and ownership documents, a certificate of marking verifying the seaworthiness of the vessel, a mortgage certificate, a transfer of registry, receipts and memorandums, as well as correspondence to and from the Canada Customs Collector’s Office, the Department of Marine and Fisheries, the Hamilton Steamboat Company, the Collingwood Shipbuilding Company Limited, the Owen Sound Transportation Company and the Canada Steamship Lines Limited, to the Registrar of Shipping, Hamilton.

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