Midland Queen

1901                                  Midland Queen                                  1915 (1915)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size package and bulk freight vessel

Built at Dundee, Scotland by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Hull 160

257’3” LOA, 249’ LBP, 42’7” beam, 20’6” depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP

Cleared Manchester Eng. July 27, 1901 with 3000 tons of general merchandise for Chicago IL, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and entered Great Lakes service.

Enrolled at Toronto ON
249.0 x 42.4 x 20.5, 1993 GT, 1349 NT     Can 110991     to:
Midland Navigation Co., Midland ON (home port Toronto ON)

Home port to Midland Ont. 1906

Fleet merged 1910 into Inland Lines Ltd.,

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Chartered March 10, 1915 to Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes.  Charter transferred to Dominion Iron & Steel Co.  Sunk Aug 4, 1915 by torpedo from German submarine off Fastnet, England (the first of a large number of former Great Lakes ships lost to the enemy in World War I)

See history in Scanner Feb 1982 (#108)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 222



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