ALBINA river barge (C 92533). 1888-1907. 186 tons gross. 180.34 tons register, 110.9’. Built by Jos. T. Matten at Sorel in 1887. No masts. Round stern. ALBINA was repaired and caulked in 1894. In 1897-1907, her owner was George T. Benson of Montreal who was probably a Montreal Transportation Co. agent, or, in 1897 was Reid & Co. of Montreal, but either way she continually showed up in Montreal Transportation Co. corporate minutes as if owned by them. She was eventually wrecked on Glassford’s Shoal below the Galops Rapids in the St. Lawrence River and was removed from the register on 26 February 1907.

Canada List of Shipping 1895; Inland Lloyd’s Vessel Register Canadian Hulls 1890, 1892, and 1897; Marine Museum of the Great Lakes Canadian Ship Registers on line; Mercantile Navy List 1888, 1896, and 1907; Mills Barges and Scows Before 1890; British Whig 25 November 1890.

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