1924                                  Birchton                                   1962 (1968)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Dumbarton Scotland by A. McMillan & Sons, Hull 489
Launched May 18, 1924

261’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’ beam, 17’6” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP

Enrolled at
250.0 x 43.2 x 15.5, 1732 GT, 1005 NT     Br 147893     to:
Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON (home port Glasgow Scotland)

Entered service 1924

Fleet went into receivership 1931.  G. T. Clarkson, Toronto ON, appointed receiver.

Sold 1933 to Lake Steamship Co., Toronto ON, James B. Foote, Mgr.

Sold 1937 to Gulf & Lake Navigation Co., Montreal QC, R. A. Carter, Mgr.
Enrollment transferred to Canada     Can 147893     (home port to Montreal QC)

Deepened 1950 at Port Dalhousie ON by Muir Bros. Dry Dock Co.
Remeasured to 20.4 depth and 2047 GT, 1390 NT

Sold for scrap 1962 to Century Metal & Equipment Co.  Resold to Bathurst Marine Ltd., Bathurst NB for conversion to floating drydock and left the Great Lakes.  The conversion was never done and the vessel was scrapped in 1968 at Halifax NS



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