MacTier, A.D.

1913                                  A. D. MacTier                                  1926

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 191
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 211083     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.

Returned to former owners May 15, 1919 at ocean dimensions:
18.3 depth and 1899 GT, 1141 NT

Stranded Oct 1926 off Cap d’Espoir, Gulf of St. Lawrence.  No crew losses.  Enroute from Lorain OH to Chaleur Bay QC with coal when she encountered a 60 miles-per-hour gale rounding Cap d’Espoir.  Waves swamped her, stranding her about 6 miles off shore.  The crew stayed aboard until Oct 28, when she was abandoned as a total loss as a result of battering by succeeding storms.

 

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