Boston 2

1913                                  Boston     2                             1942 (1976)

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 106
Keel laid Aug 27, 1912; launched

371’9” LOA, 350’ LBP, 48’ beam, 30’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 2000 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY
350.0 x 48.1 x 30.9, 4184 GT, 3283 NT     US 210990     to:
Western Transit Co., Buffalo NY

Entered service 1913

Sold Feb 22, 1916 to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Buffalo NY
The railroads were required under the provisions of the Panama Canal Act of 1912 to divest themselves of competing vessels.  Great Lakes Transit Corporation was organized to own and operate these vessels.

Remeasured 1924 to 4375 GT, 3475 NT

Renamed J. M. Davis 1925

Requisitioned 1942 by U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.  Towed down Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico.

Renamed Canopus (Argentina 4045) 1950

Scrapped 1976 in Argentina

IMO 5060213

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 33



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