Agawa 1

1902                                  Agawa     1                                  1963 (1965)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Hull 2
Launched July 19, 1902

389’ LOA, 376’ LBP, 46’ beam, 26’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Sault Ste. Marie ON
379.0 x 46.0 x 26.0, 3516 GT, 3308 NT     Can 111807     to:
Algoma Central Steamship Co., Sault Ste Marie ON (home port Sault Ste Marie ON)

Entered service 1902

Converted 1907 to steamer with 1500 IHP triple expansion engine at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured at 3759 GT, 2468 NT

Cargo hold rebuilt 1920 to arch construction

Stranded Dec 7, 1927 in blizzard on Michael Bay on the south shore of Manitoulin Island, Georgian Bay.  Downbound with 200,000 bu. of wheat.  Crew rescued Dec 11 by tug General and vessel abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.  Salvaged spring 1928 by Reid Wrecking Co. and towed to Collingwood ON.  Sank outside harbor on arrival.  Repaired by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co.

Sold late 1929 to Arrow Steamships Ltd., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Robert P. Durham.

Reenrolled 1930 at 377.0 x 46.1 x 22.1, 3525 GT, 2508 NT

Sold 1939 to Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co., Thorold ON (home port to Montreal QC) and renamed Heron Bay. (1).

Boilers converted to oil firing 1940

Sold 1963 to Federal Commerce & Navigation Co. for off-Lakes service and taken to Port Cartier QC to be used as a salt storage barge.  Renamed Federal Husky.

Sold 1965 to Spanish shipbreakers and scrapped at Bilbao Spain.

See history in Scanner Midsummer 1973 (#32)
Also Dec 2003 (#280)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 3

 

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