1895 Chili 1943
Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freight vessel
Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 21
Launched April 20, 1895, entered service May 25, 1895
344’ LOA, 324’ LBP, 42’ beam, 26’8” depth
2 decks, 10 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1150 IHP
Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 23, 1895 (Temp #70)
320.5 x 42.0 x 21.8, 2584.33 GT, 1845.27 NT US 127078 to:
M. M. Drake (2/20) et al, Buffalo NY, Republic Steamship Co., Drake & Maytham, Mgr. (home port Buffalo NY)
Entered service 1895
Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY May 27, 1895 (#62)
Sold 1908 to Chicago & Duluth Transportation Co., Chicago IL, C. W. Elphicke, Mgr.
Sold 1913 to American Interlake Line, Duluth MN, R. M. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)
Transferred later in 1913 to Canadian Interlake Line, Toronto ON (home port Port Arthur ON) and renamed Sarnian.
Fleet merged 1914 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC
Sold 1930 to John E. Russell, Toronto ON
Sold 1931 to Northland Steamship Co., Toronto ON
Transferred 1940 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON
Driven ashore Dec 10, 1943 on reef off Point Isabella near Bete Grise Bay off the Keweenaw Peninsula, Lake Superior in storm. No lives lost. Downbound from Fort William ON to Toronto ON with cargo of barley. Wreck towed 1944 to Port Arthur ON and 1947 to Indiana Harbor IN, where she was scrapped.
See history in Scanner April 1972 (#21)