1888 Rosedale 1916 (1919)
Steel bulk and package freight vessel
Built at Sunderland, Eng. by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co., Hull 147
Launched May 1, 1888
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 600 IHP
British registry 173.0 x 35.0 x 14.7, 1040 GT, 660 NT Br 95265 to:
Thos. Marks & Co., Port Arthur ON (home port Sunderland Eng.)
Cleared Liverpool, Eng. with cement for Chicago IL. Arrived Chicago June 29, 1888. Unloaded cargo and entered Great Lakes service.
Sold 1890 to St. Lawrence & Chicago Steam Navigation Co., Toronto ON, J.H.G. Hagarty, Mgr.
Lengthened 1891 at Owen Sound ON by Polson Iron Works
Remeasured to 246.1 x 35.0 x 21.1, 1507 GT, 977 NT
Enrolled Canadian by 1895 Can 95265 (home port to Toronto ON)
Stranded Dec 4, 1897 on Charity Shoal at the eastern end of Lake Ontario near Grenadier Island. Abandoned to underwriters as total loss. Rebuilt at Kingston ON and sold back to previous owner.
Sold 1907 to Rosedale Ltd., Hamilton ON, R.O and A.B. Mackay, Mgrs. (home port to Hamilton ON)
Vessel operator became in 1908 Inland Navigation Co., Toronto ON, A. B. Mackay, Mgr. and in 1910 Inland Lines Ltd., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr.
Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC)
Vessel assigned 1916 to off-Lakes service during World War I
Sunk April 8, 1919 after collision with steamer Luella, Atlantic Ocean
See history in Scanner Midsummer 1982 (#112)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 295