Site Description #

MHGL Photo
  • Drill Boat
  • ?
  • 105ft Length
  • Trent River/Bay of Quinte
  • Trenton ON, abandoned in place

Chronological History #

  • 1888 Candian Pacific Car & Passenger Transfer Co., Brockville, ON
  • 1889 Sunk rail cars not loaded properly causing stern to dip under water; 83’water.
  • 1890 Raised & delivered to owners; repaired Ogdensburg Marine Railway Co.
  • 1890 Re-launched.
  • 1899 Owned D.H. Lyons, et al.
  • 1904 Sank at Ogdensburg, NY; raised & repaired.
  • 1912 Reregistered Canadian Office C107688; dimensions 100’x30’x6′.
  • 1913 Rebuilt as drill-barge; renamed MONS MEG.
  • 1938 Abandoned in place.

David Swayze Shipwreck Database file #

ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM (1876, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)) C80613
CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP
Built at: Ogdensburg, NY Vessel Type: Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Note: Bow reinforced for ice, sheathed in iron. Hull Materials: Wood Number of Decks: 1
Builder Name: A. & J.W. Wood
Original Owner and Location: Capt. David H. Lyon, Brockville, ONT
POWER Propulsion: Screw Engine Type: High Pressure (including HPNC) # Cylinders: 1 # Boilers: 2 # Propellers: 1 Propulsion Notes: 16 x 16″, 340hp @ 140rpm engine; built Jno King & Co., Oswego, 1875. 5′ x 10′, 95# 2 firebox boilers, King Works.
DIMENSIONS Length: 105′ Beam: 31′ Depth: 9.4′ Tonnage (gross): 181 Tonnage (net): 90
Final Location: Trenton, ON. Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario, 1938, Abandoned.

List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920  #

Drill boat MONS MEG.* Official Canadian Number 107688. Of 291 tons reg. Built at Ogdensburg, N.Y., U.S.A., in 1876 Home port, Kingston, Ont. Owned by Robert Weddell, Trenton, Ont. 105.0 x 31.0 x 9.4 
      * Formerly WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, and a steamer. 
     


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