Durston, J.F.

1908                                  J. F. Durston                                  1961

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Superior WI by Superior Shipbuilding Co., Hull 521
Launched May 23, 1908

452’ LOA, 432’ LBP, 52’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1600 IHP

Enrolled at Oswego NY May 19, 1908 (#10)
440.0 x 52.0 x 28.0, 4791 GT, 3500 NT     US 205160     to:
Wilkinson Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port Oswego NY)

Entered service 1908

Wilkinson fleets merged 1911 into Great Lakes Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Home port to Wilmington DE 1950

Fleet sold 1957 to Wilson Marine Transit Co.

Sold 1957 to T. J. McCarthy Steamship Co., Detroit MI

Sold for scrap 1961 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to German shipbreakers.  Arrived under tow at Hamburg Germany July 4, 1961 with str. Robert N. Joynt.



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