(1914) 1921 S. N. A. No. 1 1936
Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter
Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 135
Keel laid April 22, 1914; launched June 20, 1914
Built for service off the Great Lakes as str. International (US 212420) and left the Great Lakes upon completion. Sold French 1915 and renamed as above.
256’ LOA, 244’ LBP, 43’ beam, 19’2” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 600 IHP
Sold Oct 1921 by French Marine to Port Colborne & St. Lawrence Steamship Co., Port Colborne ON, a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Milling Co. (home port to Toronto ON) and returned to the Great Lakes
Enrolled Canadian at 250.1 x 43.0 x 17.1, 1729 GT, 1074 NT Can 146135
Entered Great Lakes service Nov 1921 clearing Port Colborne ON with cargo of flour for Buffalo NY
Renamed Benmaple 1922
Sunk Sept 1, 1936 in collison with ocean passenger str. Lafayette in fog in St. Lawrence River 200 miles below Quebec QC. Downbound from Montreal QC with cargo of flour for Halifax NS. One life lost.
See history in Scanner Dec 1986 (#150)