Dick, Charles

1922                                  Charles Dick                                  1976

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size suction dredge

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Hull 71
Launched May 27, 1922

258’6” LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’ beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1250 IHP

Enrolled at Toronto ON
244.0 x 43.2 x 18.9, 2015 GT, 651 NT     Can 141678     to:
National Sand & Materials Co., Toronto ON (home port Toronto ON)

Entered service 1922

Boilers converted to oil firing late 1940s

Laid up at end of 1973 season and did not operate again
(The Canadian government was concerned about the degree of erosion of the Lake Erie shoreline from removing sand from the lake bottom and in 1976 discontinued the vessel’s license to take sand from the lake)

Sold for scrap 1976 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON and scrapped at Port Colborne.

IMO 5068459

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 94



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