1888                                  Scranton                                                 1957


Steel Great Lakes package freighter


Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 2

Launched July 26, 1888

280’ LOA, 260’ LBP, 39’ beam, 24’6” depth

2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY Aug 20, 1888 (#8)

260.0 x 39.2 x 21.6, 2015.71 GT, 1595.04 NT     US 116235     to:

Lackawanna Transportation Co., Buffalo NY, Drake & Maytham, Mgr. (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1888

Sold 1900 to Lake Transit Co., Buffalo NY, Brown & Co., Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold 1907 to Buffalo Transit Co., Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Sold 1912 to Sydney C. McLouth, Marine City MI

Carried bagged cement for Huron Portland Cement Co. until steamer Samuel Mitchell was purchased   and converted to bulk cement carrier in 1916 and steamer John W. Boardman was built in 1923.

Chartered 1924 to Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co., Duluth MN

Sold 1925 to William H. Sharp, Bay City MI

Sold 1926 to Charles S. Neff, Milwaukee WI

Sold 1927 to Ten Steamship Corp., Duluth MN, Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co., Operator (home port to                Duluth MN) and renamed Ten  (1)

Renamed Nine 1935

Fleet reorganized 1936 as Terminals and Transportation Corporation

Sold 1941 to Steel Corporation of Canada, Hamilton ON for scrapping

Resold 1942 to Powell Transports Ltd., Winnipeg Man., Kenneth A. Powell, Mgr. (home port to Toronto ON), converted to a bulk freighter  and renamed Starbuck

Enrolled Canadian 268.0 x 38.2 x 21.6, 2025 GT, 1466 NT     Can 173515

Remeasured 1947 to 38.3 beam

Sold 1957 to Western Iron & Metal Co., Fort William ON for scrapping.  Towed to Fort William.  Towed

1958 to Duluth MN and scrapped there



See history in Scanner May 1974 (#40)

Also in Detroit Marine Historian Oct 1957 (#88)

Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p.366




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