Northern Queen

1889                                  Northern Queen                                  1917 (1925)

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 21
Launched Nov 1, 1888

312’6” LOA, 299’ LBP, 40’6” beam, 24’6” depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 22, 1889 (Temp #122)
299.5 x 40.8 x 21.6, 2476.35 GT, 1885.14 NT     US 130436     to:
Northern Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port Superior WI)
(fleet a joint venture of Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railways)

Entered service 1889

Permanent enrollment at Marquette MI Aug 2, 1889 (#6)

Home port to Duluth MN 1898

Sank barge Sagamore July 29, 1901 in collision in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior in heavy fog.  2 lost on barge

Fleet sold 1903 to Mutual Transit Co., Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Fleet sold Feb 22, 1916 to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Buffalo NY
The railroads were required to divest themselves of competing vessels under the provisions of the Panama Canal Act of 1912.  Great Lakes Transit Corporation was organized to own and operate these vessels.

Sold 1917 to U. S. Shipping Board, Washington DC for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co. and towed to Montreal QC, where she was rejoined without need for drydocking

Scrapped 1925 in Italy



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