Germanic 2

1899                                 Germanic     2                                 1917

Wooden Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Dry Dock Co.
Keel laid April 6, 1899;  launched July 27, 1899
Laid down for Great Northern Transit Co., which merged into Northern Navigation Co. of Ontario before the vessel entered service.

196’ LOA, 184’ LBP, 32’ beam, 12’1” depth
3 decks, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine,

Enrolled at
184.0 x 32.0 x 12.1, 1014 GT, 676 NT     Can 107164     to:
Northern Navigation Co. of Ontario, Collingwood ON

Entered service Aug 4, 1899

Fleet renamed Northern Navigation Co. 1911

Fleet sold early 1913 to Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., Montreal QC  Richelieu & Ontario fleet merged late 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC.  (Vessels remained under the ownership of Northern Navigation Co. until 1922 and were operated as Northern Navigation Division while in the Canada Steamship Lines fleet.)

Caught fire March 30, 1917 at her dock at Collingwood ON during fitout.  Towed out of the inner harbor, was caught by northwest wind, carried to shore and burned.  Hulk raised in early 1930s and towed to Wasaga Beach, where she was broken up.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian March 1965 (#156)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 199



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