Northern Prairie Ships: Ogema

Built at Selkirk in 1901, the Ogema measured 55.5 feet stem to stern, 11.5 feet in beam, 4.5 feet of draught, and was not the first ship of that name owned by William Robinson. It was used as a tugboat and saw barge-towing service on and around Lake Winnipeg. Ogema was owned by Robinson through the 1905 season and then sold to the Dominion Fish Company (1906-1918). Details of its fate and Registry closure as of yet undetermined.





William Robinson (1849-1936)


Dominion Fish Company


“M’Kay found not giulty,” Winnipeg Telegram, 25 September 1903, page 1.

Ogema, The Nauticapedia Project.

We thank John MacFarlane (Nauticapedia) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 February 2022