1904                                  Haddington                                  1942 (1949)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Toronto ON by Bertram Engine Works, Hull 43
Launched July 23, 1904

261’ LOA, 243’ LBP, 42’ beam, 18’ depth
1 deck, 6 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Toronto ON
256.0 x 42.6 x 15.0, 1603 GT, 1010 NT     Can 116764     to:
Bertram Engine Works, Toronto ON (home port Toronto ON)

Sold or chartered to Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON

Entered service Sept 1904

Sold 1911 to Merchants Mutual Line, Toronto ON

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Renamed Maplehill 1920

Laid up during 1932 season at Kingston ON and did not operate again for this fleet.

Sold 1937 to Manseau Shipyards, Sorel QC

Transferred Nov 1937 to Marine Industries Ltd.

Converted to tanker 1938, boilers converted to oil-firing and renamed Oakbranch.
Remeasured to 15.3 depth and 1749 GT, 1278 NT

Transferred 1940 to Branch Lines Ltd., Sorel QC

Requisitioned end of 1942 season by British Ministry of War Transport, London Eng. for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes.

Renamed Empire Lizard 1945 and Basingbrook 1947

Scrapped 1949 at Sunderland Eng.

See history in Scanner Oct 1884 (131)
Also Oct 1990 (#185)



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