Hamonic

1909                                  Hamonic                                                 1945

Steel Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Hull 22
Launched Nov 26, 1908

365’ LOA, 341’ LBP, 50’ beam, 25’ depth
4 decks, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 6000 IHP

Enrolled at Collingwood ON
349.7 x 50.0 x 24.0, 5265 GT, 3295 NT     Can 122553     to:
Northern Navigation Co. of Ontario Ltd., Collingwood ON (home port Collingwood ON)

Entered service June 23, 1909 sailing from Sarnia ON to Port Arthur ON

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.)

Burned Sept 17, 1945 at her dock at Point Edward ON.  Fire in freight shed spread to vessel.  No lives lost aboard ship (in spite of there being many passengers aboard);  one stevedore drowned in rescue effort

Hulk sold to Steel Company of Canada, towed to Hamilton ON late 1946 and scrapped there.

See history in Scanner April, May and Midsummer 2002 (#269)
Also in Detroit Marine Historian Dec 1951 (#30)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 212

 

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