- Schooner Barge
- 177ft length
- Snake Island, Lake Ontario
- N44.11.771 w76.33.517
Dimensions: 177.5ft x 39.6ft x 15ft 830.62GT 802.32 NT
11 AUGUSTUS schooner barge (C 96919). 1902-1919. 830.62 tons gross, 802.32 tons register, 177.5’. Capacity 900,000 bd.ft. Built by Thomas O’Brien at Garden Island Ontario in 1893 for the Calvin Co. Two masts (1937 photos of her at Portsmouth Ontario show one mast forward). Round stern. 1897 rated A2 and valued at $24,000. 1903 value $12,000. 1906 value $9,000. 1907 value $12,000 and rated A2. 1908 value $8,500. 1910 value $8,000. 1912 99
value $9,000. 1913 value $8,000. 1914 value $7,000. 1914-15 insurance rating 90. 1915 value $6,000. 1916 value $5,000. 1917 value $10,000. 1918 value $8,500. 1919 value $7,000, restricted to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. 1921 classed as 90. The Calvin Co. used AUGUSTUS in the timber trade to at least 1898. She was bought by Montreal Transportation Co., docked and caulked in 1902 and was rebuilt in 1906. She needed repairs after striking a rock near Prescott Ontario on 15 August 1909 and was then repaired and caulked again in 1912 probably after being aground at Salmon Point in Prince Edward County. At that time Calvins lightered [see definitions] her load of coal and pulled her off. Montreal Transportation Co. got a 1/3 discount on the $510 bill because of the close relationship between the two firms. She was sold to A.A. Larocque for $7,500. Her registry was transferred on 4 March 1919. In 1920 her owner was the Atlas Transportation Co. Sincennes- McNaughton (that became Sin-Mac in 1929) directly owned her again from 1921 to at least 1934. She was abandoned at Portsmouth Ontario and sank on 15 November 1937 while en route to be scuttled off Snake Island (in Lake Ontario 4 miles south of Kingston) during a cleanup of the harbour.
Vessel Name AUGUSTUS
Build Year: 1893
Official Number C96919
Subject Lumber, Logs, Forest Products Construction
Build City Garden Island ON
Vessel Type Schooner
Number of Decks 1 Hull Materials Wood
Builder Name Calvin Co.
Ownership Original Owner D.D. Calvin
Dimensions Length 177′ 5″ Beam 39′ 6″ Depth 15
Tonnage Gross 831 Tonnage Net 802
1898 – Running as a barge, towed by D.D.CALVIN.
1930 – Owned Sin-MacLines Ltd., Montreal, QUE.
193? – Sank en route to Wolfe Island Graveyard for Scuttling.