canadian Hilda (+1969)
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general
nationality canadian
purpose transport
type barge, lighter
propulsion no propulsion
date built 1898
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 458  grt
dimensions 48.8 x 9.1 x 3.7 m
material steel
engine
speed  
IMO/Off. no. C96870
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 00/00/1969  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Polson Iron Works Co. (Toronto Shipbuilding), Toronto
last owner
[1]Pyke Towing & Salvage Co., Kingston (Ontario)
Hilda (+1969)
period 1932 ~ 1969
IMO/Off. no.: C96870
prev. owners
[2]Weddell Robert G., Trenton (Ont)
Hilda
period 1923 ~ 1932
IMO/Off. no.: C96870
[3]Canada Steamship Lines Ltd., Montreal
Hilda
period 1913 ~ 1923
IMO/Off. no.: C96870
[4]Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal
Hilda
period 1908 ~ 1913
IMO/Off. no.: C96870
[5]St. Lawrence Terminal Co. Ltd., Prescott (Ont)
Hilda
period 1898 ~ 1908
IMO/Off. no.: C96870
captain
about the wreck
status in good state
depth (m.) 78.6 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
position on seabed upright
protected yes
war grave
references
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entered 19/08/2012
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Gothro Phil19/08/2012Hilda is a 160 foot lighter barge. She was built in 1898 and scuttled in 1969 in 258 feet of water.
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About Builders
 Polson Iron Works Co. (Toronto Shipbuilding), Toronto
Polson Iron Works began operations in 1878 as Wm. Polson & Sons, an engine builder in Cobourg, Ontario. It moved to Toronto in 1883 and was incorporated as Polson Iron Works Co. in 1886. The company expanded by building a new shipyard in Owen Sound in 1888, but this closed in 1893. The operations in Toronto continued with the construction a large number of vessels and even more engines until finally closing in 1919

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