1903 Saxona 1965 (1967)
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 416
Launched June 6, 1903
436’ LOA, 416’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1250 IHP
Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 9, 1903 (#1)
416.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 4716 GT, 3441 NT US 200036 to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)
Entered service 1903
Reenrolled at Duluth MN July 14, 1903 (#1) to:
Zenith Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)
Sank str. Eugene Zimmerman April 16, 1906 in the St. Mary’s River. Downbound with cargo of flaxseed; Zimmerman was upbound with coal on her maiden voyage.
Sunk May 14, 1917 in collision with str. Pentecost Mitchell in fog, St. Mary’s River. Mitchell downbound with cargo of iron ore; Saxona upbound with coal. Abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss. Sold June 19, 1917 to Reid Wrecking Co. and towed to Collingwood ON, where she was rebuilt.
Sold 1917 to Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Laketon (1).
Enrolled Canadian at 416.0 x 50.0 x 24.0, 4423 GT, 3248 NT Can 137906
Fleet went into receivership in 1931. G. T. Clarkson, Toronto ON appointed receiver.
Fleet sold late 1933 to Colonial Steamships Ltd., Port Colborne ON, Scott Misener, Mgr.
Repowered 1946 with a 1942-built triple expansion engine and boilers converted to oil firing.
Fleet renamed Scott Misener Steamships Ltd. 1959
Sold 1965 to Crosbie & Co. for off-Lakes grain storage and sailed to Newfoundland with cargo of grain.
Sold 1967 for scrap and while under tow toward Vado Italy foundered at 39.42 N x 30.36 W, Atlantic Ocean.
See history in Scanner Dec 1971 (#17)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 178