1909                                  Mapleton                                  1941 (1950)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Sunderland England by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co., Hull 840

258’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 42’6” beam, 18’6” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine,

Enrolled at Sunderland England
250.0 x 42.7 x 16.4, 1782 GT, 1140 NT     Br 123961     to:
Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON (home port Sunderland Eng.)

Entered service 1909

Sold 1910 to Merchants Steamship Line, Toronto ON, J. W. Norcross, Mgr.

Fleet merged 1912 into Merchants Mutual Line, Toronto ON

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Chartered 1916 for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Returned to the Great Lakes after the war.

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1919     Can 123961     (home port to Montreal QC)

Requisitioned 1941 by British Ministry of Transport for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes again.

Renamed Eastern Med. 1948

Burned Nov 22, 1950 at Suez Egypt.  Hull towed to Sunderland England and scrapped.



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