Strong, Edward L.

1923                                  Edward L. Strong                                  1961

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Three Rivers QC by Fraser Brace Ltd., Hull 20
Launched Nov 25, 1922

263’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’ beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
250.7 x 43.2 x 18.0, 2052 GT, 1225 NT     Can 150823     to:
George Hall Coal & Shipping Corporation, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service 1923

Fleet sold March 10, 1926 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Renamed Sherbrooke 1927

Chartered 1940 to British Ministry of War Transport for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes
Rebuilt with cabins moved amidships

Renamed Arosa (Panama) 1946 and Ida O. (Italy) 1951

Sold 1954 to Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON (home port to Fort William ON) and renamed Wellandoc  (2)
Returned to Canadian enrollment at 18.1 depth and 2047 GT, 1186 NT

Sold for scrap 1961 to A. Newman & Co. and scrapped at Port Dalhousie ON.

See history in Scanner March 1989 (#172)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 381



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