1911                                  Emperor                                                 1947

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Hull 28
Launched Dec 17, 1910

525’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 56’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2200 IHP

Enrolled at Midland ON
525.0 x 56.1 x 27.0, 7031 GT, 4641 NT     Can 126654     to:
Inland Lines Ltd., Hamilton ON, James Playfair, Mgr. (home port Midland ON)

Entered service May 3, 1911

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Struck Canoe Rocks near Isle Royale, Lake Superior June 4, 1947 in fog and sank.  Twelve of 33 aboard lost.  Downbound from Port Arthur ON with iron ore for Ashtabula OH.  Broke in two after stranding and sank, the after end the first to sink.

See history in Scanner Feb 1986 (#144)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 177



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