Brazil

1890                                  Brazil                                  1948

Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freight vessel, later sand dredge

Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 51

290’ LOA, 274’ LBP, 40’ beam, 24’4” depth
2 decks, 6 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY May 1, 1890 (#70)
276.1 x 40.0 x 21.6, 2186.97 GT, 1655.03 NT     US 3467     to:
Marcus M. Drake (2/40), John Kelderhouse (10/40), Thomas Maytham (8/40) et al, Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1890

Converted 1898 to crane vessel at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co.

Sold 1905 to Wisconsin Transportation Co., Sheboygan WI, C. Reiss Coal Co., Mgr.

Transferred 1913 to North American Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold March 27, 1916 to Boland & Cornelius, Buffalo NY.  Resold April 20, 1916 to Lake Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr.
(Vessel remained under U. S. flag in this Playfair fleet until 1919)

Transferred 1919 to Great Lakes Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. (home portto Midland ON) and renamed Glenbrae.  U. S. enrollment surrendered July 2, 1919
Enrolled Canadian at 276.0 x 40.0 x 21.3, 2350 GT, 1423 NT     Can 138217

Sold 1926 to Nassau Ship & Dredge Co., Chicago IL.  Returned to U. S. registry and renamed Brazil.

Converted to self- unloading sand dredge at Sturgeon Bay WI by Leatham D. Smith Dock Co.
Reenrolled U. S. 276.1 x 40.0 x 21.6, 2166 GT, 1655 NT

Converted 1929 to sand dredge at Toledo OH by Toledo Shipbuilding Co.  Remeasured to 2186 GT

Scrapped 1948 at South Chicago IL

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 36

 

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