File - Modjeska

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  • 1889-1927 (Creation)

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1 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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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 excursions. The ship was sold to the Owen Sound Transportation Company, re-built and re-named the Manitoulin where it plied the waters of Georgian Bay near Owen Sound and Collingwood, Ontario. The file contains ownership, registration and transfer documents, a certificate of survey, mortgage certificates, receipts, memorandums, a bond surety, as well as correspondence to and from the Registrar of Shipping, Hamilton from the Hamilton Steamboat Company, the Department of Marine and Fisheries, Customs Canada, and the Owen Sound Transportation Company Limited.

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