1908 Dunelm 1915 (1915)
Steel St. Lawrence River canal size package freighter
Built at Sunderland England by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co., Hull 246
259’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’1” beam, 26’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine,
Enrolled at Sunderland England
250.0 x 43.2 x 23.5, 2319 GT, 1481 NT Br 123950 to:
Inland Navigation Co., Hamilton ON, A. B. Mackay, Mgr. (home port Sunderland England)
Entered Great Lakes service May 1908
Arrived Montreal QC fall 1907. Arrived Toronto ON May 9, 1908 on maiden voyage, discharged cargo and loaded cargo for upper lakes.
Stranded Dec 6, 1910 on Canoe Rocks, off NE end of Isle Royale, Lake Superior and abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss. Repaired at Port Arthur ON by Western Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. and sold back to her previous owners
Fleet merged 1912 into Inland Lines Ltd., Hamilton ON
Requisistioned late 1915 by Canadian government for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes.
Foundered about Oct 16, 1915 east of Cape Race Nfld. Cleared Sydney NS Oct 15, 1915 for Manchester England with cargo of steel products, passed Newfoundland and was never seen again.
See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 99