1908                                  Beaverton                                  1960

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size package freighter

Built at Hebburn-on-Tyne England by R. Stephenson & Co., Hull 118

256’ LOA, 249’ LBP, 42’ beam, 24’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1006 IHP

Enrolled at Newcastle-on-Tyne England
249.3 x 42.7 x 21.0, 2012 GT, 1357 NT     Br 125440     to:
Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne England)

Entered service 1908

Sold 1910 to Merchants Steamship Co., J. W. Norcross, Mgr.

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Sold 1917 to Canadian government for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes.

Returned to owner 1919 and returned to the Great Lakes
Enrollment transferred to Canada     Can 125440     (home port to Montreal QC)

Sold for scrap 1960 to Steel Company of Canada and scrapped at Hamilton ON

See history in Scanner Midsummer 2000 (#257)



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