Ferry boat "Ongiara" at Queenston dock


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white photograph of the ferry steamboat "Ongiara" with passengers aboard (mostly men in military uniforms).
Notes:
The "Ongiara" was a wooden, double-deck, propeller driven steam ferry built in 1885 at Toronto by Melancthon Simpson and commissioned as the "Queen City". In 1888 she was sold to the Niagara Transportation Company, which renamed her the "Ongiara" and started using her across the Niagara River, between Queenston, Ontario and Lewiston, New York. She was also used to carry Niagara-grown fruit to Toronto each autumn.
In 1912 she was sold to by Capt. Pat. McSherry of Toronto and used as a tow-boat in Toronto Bay. Finally she was sunk off Bowmanville, Ontario in 1918.
Dimensions:
Width: 16.5 cm
Height: 10 cm
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Niagara Transportation Company
Local identifier:
QC00097
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
Donor:
Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989)
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Ferry boat "Ongiara" at Queenston dock


Black and white photograph of the ferry steamboat "Ongiara" with passengers aboard (mostly men in military uniforms).