Allan Sir Hugh 1810-1882 Founder Of The Allan Line Of Steamships





Came to Canada from Scotland, 1826, and in 1831 entered the shipbuilding

firm of James Millar & Co., Montreal, of which he became a partner in

1835. In 1853 his firm began building iron screw steamships, and their

first vessel, the Canadian, made its first voyage in 1855. The

following year, with a fleet of four vessels, a regular service was

opened between Canada and England, with fortnightly sailings. In 1859

the fleet was increased to eight steamers, and a weekly service opened.

From these small beginnings, the Allan Line has risen to a foremost

place in transatlantic transportation. =Index=: (Sir John A Macdonald era) President of the

Canadian Pacific Railway Co.--his agreement with American capitalists,

201-202; corrupt bargains with government, 202; denies charges, 205;

Macdonald denies corrupt bargain, 207; Cartier's connection with, 207;

his Company compelled to abandon railway project, 233. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) His Company

offers to build transcontinental railway, 53; asked to subscribe to

Conservative election fund, 53; his indiscreet letters, 53. (Joseph Howe era)

President of Montreal Board of Trade, presides at public dinner to

Joseph Howe, 138. (Sir James Douglas era) His connection with transcontinental railway

project, 321. (Lord Elgin era) His line secures mail subsidy, 115. See also

Transportation; Molson; Cunard; Royal William. =Bib.=: Morgan, Cel.

Can.; Dent, Can. Por.; Taylor, Brit. Am.; Canada: An Ency., vol.

3; Semi-Centennial Report of Montreal Board of Trade, 1893.





Allan George William 1822-1901 Born In York Upper Canada Allanshaw James facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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