Mercur, Fred

1882                                 Fred Mercur                                1925

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 32

241’ LOA, 232’ LBP, 35’6” beam, 20’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 550 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY Oct 19, 1882 (#22)
232.0 x 35.5 x 18.2, 1224.37 GT, 966.24 NT     US 120513     to:
Lehigh Valley Transportation Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1882

Sold 1899 to Frank B. Baird and Henry J. Pierce, ½ each, Buffalo NY

Sold 1900 to Iroquois Iron Co., Chicago IL

Sold 1904 to Tonawanda Iron & Steel Co., North Tonawanda NY

Sold 1907 to George Hall Coal Co., Ogdensburg NY (home port to Ogdensburg NY)

Transferred 1919 to George Hall Coal Co. of Canada, Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC)
U. S. enrollment surrendered May 30, 1919
Enrolled Canadian at 237.4 x 35.6 x 17.4, 1293 GT, 781 NT     Can 141374  

Sold 1921 to William E. Lawlor, Hawkesbury ON, George Hall Coal Co. of Canada, Mgr. (George Hall Coal & Shipping Corporation 1922)

Burned July 3, 1925 off Stanley Island near Cornwall ON, St. Lawrence River.  Enroute from Ashtabula OH to Montreal QC with cargo of coal.






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