Jones, F.P.

1913                                  F. P. Jones                                  1940

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 192
Launched March 8, 1913

257’ LOA, 244’ LBP, 43’ beam, 21’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Ogdensburg NY
244.0 x 43.0 x 21.8, 1706 GT, 1059 NT     US 211084     to:
George Hall Coal Co., Ogdensburg NY (home port Ogdensburg NY)

Entered service 1913

Requisitioned 1918 by U. S. Shipping Board for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes.

Sold Sept 1919 to Glen Transportation Co., Midland ON (home port Midland ON), boilers converted to oil firing, renamed Glencadam and returned 1920 to the Great Lakes.
Enrolled Canadian at 244.0 x 43.0 x 18.2, 1870 GT, 1118 NT     Can 138219

Renamed Arlington  (2) 1924

Sold 1926 to Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON)

Fleet went into receivership 1931.  Frederick C. Clarkson, Toronto ON, appointed receiver.

Fleet sold late 1933 to Colonial Steamships Ltd., Port Colborne ON, Scott Misener, Mgr.

Sold 1936 to Burke Towing & Salvage Co., Midland ON

Foundered May 1, 1940 in storm off Thunder Bay, Lake Superior.  One life lost (her captain).  Downbound with grain from Port Arthur ON to Owen Sound ON

See history in Scanner Feb 1998 (#240)
Also in Detroit Marine Historian April 1964 (#148)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 34



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