007 - S.S. Polynesian (1872-1909)
Transported British Association members between England and Canada in 1884 - The British Association visitors arrived on several different ships - the SS Parisian,SS Polynesian and the SS Oregon of the Allan Line among those . It seems about 800 members decided to take advantage of the offer of reduced ocean fares and free railway trips on the CPR-the Canadian government contributing $25,000 to offset costs. The Montreal meeting was the first BA meeting to be held outside of the United Kingdom and therefore garnished a lot of interest.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=N-tQAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA161&lpg=PA161&dq=%22Parisian%22+%22british+association%22+%221884%22&source=bl&ots=YT3Zfq_4V5&sig=h7oVszYNvU-9BaINYyOngypK52s&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xdmMUsL0L8iQyQGenoHACg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=%22Parisian%22%20%22british%20association%22%20%221884%22&f=false - Parisian, Oregon and Polynesian ships
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cin/001065-119.01-e.php?&nl_id_nbr=4016&brws_s=1&&PHPSESSID=8gj04eaeknec2373bft58dbp32 - Polynesian
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.