VICTOR river barge. 1883-95. 200 tons new measurement, 186 tons register, 104.4’. Capacity 14,000 bushels. Built at Quebec City (Mills said Levis Quebec) by Cantin in 1873. 1874 rated 1 and valued at $6,800. 1878 rated 1 and valued at $5,200. 1882 rated A2. 1884 rated 00 (uninsurable). 1885 rated B2. 1887 Rated coarse freight only [see definitions]. The Montreal Elevating Co. appears to have been VICTOR’s first owner. She was possibly intended for operation on the Richelieu River. She was in Montreal Transportation Co. tows to Kingston Ontario in 1873 but by 1874 was owned by the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. Co. and came to Montreal Transportation Co. in 1883 when they took over that firm. She was damaged by fire (arson) near the Cotton Mill in Kingston’s inner harbour in 1891 and then broken up. The Whig described her as rotten. She was removed from the register on 27 April 1899.

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