North West

1894                                  North West                                  1940 (1941)

Steel twin-screw overnight passenger vessel

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 50
Launched Jan 6, 1894

376’ LOA, 358’ LBP, 44’ beam, 24’ depth
3 decks, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 7000 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 4, 1894 (#90)
358.5 x 44.0 x 23.2, 4244.00 GT, 2339.78 NT     US 130661     to:
Northern Steamship Co., (home port Superior WI)

Damaged by fire 1911 at layup berth at Buffalo NY

Sold Oct 15, 1918 to J. F. Darcy, Montreal QC for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two and towed toward tidewater.  Bow half sank Nov 26, 1918 in Lake Ontario in storm.  4 of 11 aboard lost (two drowned with vessel and two others lost off raft).

New bow section added 1920 at Lauzon QC by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. and renamed Maplecourt (home port to Montreal QC)
Quadruple expansion engine replaced with triple expansion engine
Enrolled Canadian at 365.4 x 44.8 x 23.4, 3388 GT, 2010 NT     Can 141766

Sold 1921 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC and returned to the Great Lakes

Wrecked Oct 20, 1929 on Magnetic Reef, Cockburn Island, Georgian Bay in storm and surrendered to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.

Sold 1930 to Sin-Mac Lines, Montreal QC and used as salvage vessel

Sold 1937 to United Towing & Salvage Co., Port Arthur ON

Sold 1940 for off-Lakes service during World War II.  Cut in two at Kingston ON and towed to Montreal QC, where she was rejoined.

Sunk March 7, 1941 by German submarine.  All hands lost

See history in Scanner May 1991 (#190)
Also in Detroit Marine Historian Nov 1948 (#1)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 309




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