1896 Aragon 1962
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 123
Launched May 23, 1896
256’ LOA, 240’ LBP, 42’ beam, 17’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boiler, triple expansion engine, 650 IHP
Enrolled at Detroit MI June 29, 1896 (Temp #145)
247.7 x 42.6 x 14.8, 1450.09 GT, 1072.28 NT US 107228 to:
Fisher & Wilson Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)
Entered service 1896
Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH July 13, 1896 (#2) to Argo Steamship Co. (home port to Fairport OH)
Chartered late in 1898 season to Atlantic Coast Steamship Co., New York NY for off-Lakes service.
Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Ogdensburg NY Oct 4 1898.
Returned to the Great Lakes 1899.
Sold 1903 to Atlantic Coast Lumber Co., New York NY for off-Lakes service and again left the Great Lakes.
Sold 1921 to J. Prindiville & Sons, Chicago IL for return to Great Lakes service. On inbound voyage stranded Nov 7 on Wicked Point, Lake Ontario. Released and surrendered to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.
Sold 1922 to International Waterways Navigation Co., Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC)
Enrolled Canadian at 249.3 x 41.9 x 15.3, 1643 GT, 963 NT Can 150811.
Converted 1927 to sand dredge at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd.
Sold 1929 to Essex Transit Co., Ford ON (home port to Windsor ON)
Sold 1933 to Eugene Lefebre, Montreal QC
Sold 1937 to Sterling Construction Co., Windsor ON
Sold 1943 to Tees Transit Co., Hamilton ON. Converted to scraper type self-unloader at Port Dalhousie ON by Muir Bros. Dry Dock Co.
Sold 1946 to George Davidson, Brockville ON and renamed Bayanna
Transferred 1947 to Bayswater Shipping Ltd. (home port to Brockville ON)
Stranded Dec 1, 1962 off Belleville ON, Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. Refloated Dec 10, 1963.
Burned May 1964. Towed to shallow water and scrapped.
See history in Scanner May 1981 (#102)
Also in Detroit Marine Historian May 1965 (#158)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 44