These plans, from the University of Washington Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, are of a late 19th Century steam-powered auxiliary fishing trawler of about 80 feet in length, designed by W.E. Redway. They are not at the resolution we usually post; we are working on getting better resolution files.
W. E. Redway was a Great Lakes shipbuilder in the late 1800s.
Born in England, his father was also a shipbuilder. Redway served an apprenticeship in the Chatam dock yard in England, followed by positions in various shipyards “on the northeast coast of England and on the (River) Clyde,” according to an 1897 profile in The Globe newspaper in Toronto. The River Clyde, flowing through Scotland’s industrial city of Glasgow, was a major shipbuilding center during the Industrial Revolution.
Redway moved to Toronto, Canada in 1886.
According to The Globe newspaper profile, Redway “up to June 1897, planned and constructed eleven steam vessels. These were the Imperial, the Mayflower, the Primrose, the Garden City, the Mascotte, the Mistassini, the Medora and others. He also framed the Gooderham yachts Cleopatra and Oriole. Hearing of some of his good work, the managers of the Union shipyards at Buffalo sent for Mr. Redway, and he was there second in charge of the building of the steamer Ramapo, being occupied for six months of the year of 1895 at that work.”
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