Photograph of ss Modjeska Canada

ss Modjeska
ss Modjeska

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/00424

Name: ss Modjeska; Manitoulin, from 1927

Built: Napier, Shanks & Bell, Yoker, 1889

Owners: Hamilton Steamboat Company; Niagra Navigation Company; Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., 1912; Canada Steamship Lines until July 1924; Owen Sound Transportation Company, from 1926; Louis Cadesky

Type: passenger

Route: Lake Ontario, Hamilton-Toronto

Status: scrapped, 1953

The photograph is part of a collection of ship portraits dating from the 1880s taken by James Adamson, a photographer from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. His collection is one of the most comprehensive of sailing and steam ship photographs of the period. Most of the pictures were taken just after the ships were completed.