(1915) 1928                                  Inca                                  1957 (1964)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 149
Launched Oct 25, 1915
Built as a general cargo freighter for Clyde Steamship Co., New York NY for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes upon completion

258’6” LOA, 246’ LBP, 38’3” beam, 18’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at
246.0 x 38.4 x 15.5, 1414 GT, 948 NT     US 213730

Sold Oct 3, 1928 to General Transit Co., Cleveland OH, C. W. Bryson, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH) and returned to the Great Lakes.  Rebuilt at Ashtabula OH by Great Lakes Engineering Works and entered service.

Sold 1931 to Valley Camp Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Wilmington DE)

Sold 1936 to General Paper Mills, Green Bay WI

Transferred 1938 to Canadian affiliate Northern Paper Mills, Coppell Ont. (home port to Sault Ste. Marie Ont.) and renamed Norco.
Enrolled Canadian at 246.0 x 38.2 x 16.0, 1512 GT, 921 NT     Can 158168

Transferred 1956 to Marathon Corporation of Canada, Toronto Ont. (home port to Port Arthur Ont.)

Sold 1957 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Stranded April 14, 1964 on Little Corn Island off the east coast of Nicaragua and declared a constructive total loss

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 262



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