1893                                  Alva                                  1937

Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freight vessel

Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 19
Launched June 6, 1893

340’ LOA, 324’ LBP, 42’ beam, 23’9” depth
2 decks, hold beams, 8 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 30, 1893 (#125)
324.2 x 42.0 x 19.6, 2419.98 GT, 2000.92, NT     US 107034     to:
M. A. Bradley et al, Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1893

Sold spring 1907 to Prindiville Transportation Co., Chicago IL, James W. Prindiville, Mgr.

Transferred 1910 to Chicago & Duluth Transportation Co., Chicago IL, James W. Prindiville, Mgr.

Converted to package freighter 1911 by Ship Owners Dry Dock Co., Chicago IL and renamed Minnetonka

Owner became insolvent about 1912 and D. Sullivan & Co., Chicago IL became manager and receiver

Sold 1914 to Great Lakes Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. and renamed Glenfinnan
Enrolled Canadian  324.0 x 42.0 x 19.5, 2406 GT, 1472 NT   Can 126659  (home port Midland ON)

Sold March 10, 1926 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC and renamed Renfrew

Laid up after 1931 season at Sarnia ON

Scrapped 1937 at Sturgeon Bay WI

See history in Scanner March 1995 (#219)




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