1873                                          Arabia                                         1942

Iron Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by King Iron Works (Gibson & Craig, subcontractor)
Launched May 28, 1873

230’ LOA, 221’ LBP, 34’6” beam, 14’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 480 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY May 10, 1873 (#193)
221.8 x 34.5 x 14.25, 1395.48 tons (gross tons, 1202.81 NT 1882)     US 105254     to:
Western Transportation Co., Buffalo NY (a subsidiary of the New York Central Railway Co.) (home port Buffalo NY)

Name of firm changed 1884 to Western Transit Co.

Sold late fall 1904 to Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse MI

Sold 1905 to Frank S. Upton, Charlotte NY

Sold 1906 to Montreal & Great Lakes Steamship Co., Montreal QC, J. E. Jaques & Co., Mgr. (home port to Ottawa ON) and renamed Bickerdike.
Enrolled Canadian 233.0 x 34.5 x 14.2, 1515 GT, 864 NT     Can 121784

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Renamed Maplebrook 1920

Renamed City of Windsor  (1) 1927

Renamed Belleville  (2) 1929 (home port to Montreal QC)

Sold 1934 to St. Lawrence Tankers Ltd. , Montreal QC, a unit of Canada Import Co. (home port to Ottawa ON)

Not operated for new owners.  Removed from documentation 1939.

Sold 1942 to International Metals Co. for scrapping.  Towed to Hamilton ON and scrapped there.

See history in Scanner Midsummer 1975 (#50)




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