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Steamship Algoma
Description
Creator
J.F. Cooke, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A photograph of the luxury CPR steamship Algoma, as she arrives at Port Arthur, Ontario, November 24,1884. The ship is covered with ice. At that time few ships would risk the gales of November on Lake Superior. This ship was built by Aiken and Marsell in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1883. On November 7th, 1885, the Algoma would meet with disaster on Mott Island at Isle Royale. For more information on this, see Wreck of the Steamship Algoma, a photo and an account of the wreck.

Accommodation aboard ship varied. Passengers with first class or tourist tickets would be entitled to meals and a stateroom, which contained two berths and a sofa. Second class, colonist and emigrant passengers were provided with deck berths on the main deck and had to provide their own bedding and meals. Meals could be purchased for 25 cents.

Date of Original
1884-11-24
Subject(s)
Local identifier
P1304(2)
Collection
Thunder Bay Public Library
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.4001 Longitude: -89.31683
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Thunder Bay Public Library
Email:reference@tbpl.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

Brodie Resource Library

216 South Brodie Street

Thunder Bay, ON

P7E 1C2

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Steamship Algoma


A photograph of the luxury CPR steamship Algoma, as she arrives at Port Arthur, Ontario, November 24,1884. The ship is covered with ice. At that time few ships would risk the gales of November on Lake Superior. This ship was built by Aiken and Marsell in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1883. On November 7th, 1885, the Algoma would meet with disaster on Mott Island at Isle Royale. For more information on this, see Wreck of the Steamship Algoma, a photo and an account of the wreck.

Accommodation aboard ship varied. Passengers with first class or tourist tickets would be entitled to meals and a stateroom, which contained two berths and a sofa. Second class, colonist and emigrant passengers were provided with deck berths on the main deck and had to provide their own bedding and meals. Meals could be purchased for 25 cents.