On 15 March 1926, SARNOR (wooden propeller freighter, 228 foot, 1,319 gross tons, built in 1888, at W. Bay City, Michigan, formerly BRITANNIC) caught fire at Kingston, Ontario near the La Salle Causeway. She burned to a total loss.

Propeller SARNOR.* Official Canadian Number 133824. Built at West Bay City, Mich., U.S.A. in 1888, rebuilt at Marine City, Mich., U.S.A in 1896. Of 1319 gross tons; 1152 tons reg. Home port, Montreal, Que. Owned by Frederick R. Johnson, of Port Colborne, Ont. 227.6 x 43.1 x 16.6 and 95 horse power.

  • Foreign name, BRITANNIC, a recovered wreck.

List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion

    of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920 

Steam screw BRITANNIC. U. S. No. 3400. Of 1,121.90 tons gross; 904.34 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1888. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 219.2 x 36.2 x 17.0

    Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895

U.S.A. (1913) as Britannic 228x36x21 Owned by H. M. Morris (Canada Cement Co.), Montreal 1913; to A. B. Mackay 1916. Built by J. Davidson, West Bay City Mich. 1888. Engine 24-48×40 by King Iron Works, Buffalo N.Y. Stranded 24/08/12 near Morrisburg, released 09/10/12, purchased by Morris while on rocks. Sold 01/04/16 to A.B. Mackay. Duplicate registration in name of Canada Steamship Lines caused litigation. Requisitioned by Government in World War I and “tendered back” to Mackay 1924 “when lying in a sunken condition at Kingston”. (Director of Ship Construction for Dominion Government. was J. W. Norcross, a Director of C.S.L.) Court found Mackay to be owner of vessel and awarded him damages. Destroyed by fire 15/03/26 Kingston; hull abandoned at Portsmouth, scuttled 1936.

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