Howe, Geo. C.

1903                                  Geo. C. Howe                                  1937 (1955)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 60
Launched May 28, 1903

255’ LOA, 241’ LBP, 41’ beam, 18’ depth
6 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL June 29, 1903 (#6)
241.0 x 41.0 x 15.6, 1550 GT, 955 NT     US 200000     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1903

Reenrolled at Duluth MN July 29, 1903 (#6) to:
Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.
(home port to Duluth MN)

Management of fleet transferred 1905 to D. Sullivan & Co., Chicago IL (home port remained Duluth MN)

Sold Aug 8, 1916 to the French government for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Cabourg 1916

Sold 1921 to Glen Steamships Ltd., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr., (home port to Newcastle Eng.), renamed Glenealy and returned to the Great Lakes
Enrolled British at 245.8 x 41.0 x 15.3, 1560 GT, 1002 NT     Br 145461

Fleet sold Feb 12, 1925 to George Hall Coal & Shipping Corporation, Montreal QC
Enrollment transferred to Canada     Can 145461     (home port to Montreal QC)

Fleet sold March 10, 1926 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Renamed Chapleau 1927

Laid up at Kingston ON at the end of the 1929 season and probably did not operate again for this fleet.

Sold 1937 to Manseau Shipyard, Sorel QC

Transferred 1938 to Marine Industries Ltd. (home port to Sorel QC)

Cut down to barge for use on the St. Lawrence River and did not return to the Great Lakes.

Scrapped 1955 at Sorel QC




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