Haskell, Wm A.

1884                                     Wm. A. Haskell                                 1926

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Detroit MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 67
Launched April 10, 1884

255’ LOA, 240’ LBP, 37’ beam, 25’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, compound engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 30, 1884 (#
242.5 x 37.0 x 14.2, 1530.84 GT, 1440.78 NT     US 81025     to:
Detroit Dry Dock Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1884

Transferred 1885 to Merchants Navigation Co. 

Sold 1886 to G. T. Childs, Ogdensburg NY

Sold 1900 to Rutland Transit Co.,

Sold March 1916 to Lake & River Transportation Co., Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC) and renamed Joyland.  U. S. enrollment surrendered May 3, 1916
Enrolled Canadian at 250.5 x 36.8 x 14.3, 1854 GT, 1063 NT     Can 138017  

Sold 1917 to Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal QC

Fleet merged 1921 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Stranded April 22, 1922 near Clayton NY, St. Lawrence River and abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.

Sold May 29, 1922 by the underwriters to John E. Russell, Toronto ON. Repaired and redocumented.

Sold 1923 to Aube Steamship Co., Montreal QC, Mapes & Ferdon, Mgr.

Sold 1925 to Morrison D. Nicholson, Goderich ON

Sold 1926 to Maitland Sand & Gravel Co., Port Maitland ON

Converted to a sand dredge

Stranded 1926 off Burnt Island, northeast of Manitoulin Island, Georgian Bay and abandoned.  Caught fire 1930 and burned to the waterline.  Vessel removed from Canadian enrollment in 1939.

See history in Scanner Dec 1972 (#26)









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