1884 Syracuse 1973
Iron Great Lakes package freighter
Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 70
Launched Sept 27, 1884
280’ LOA, 266’ LBP, 38’ beam, 26’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 650 IHP
Enrolled at Detroit MI Oct 18, 1884 (Temp #18)
267.0 x 38.5 x 15.8, 1917.79 GT, 1677.80 NT US 116025 to:
Western Transit Co., Buffalo NY (a subsidiary of the New York Central Railway Co.) (home port Buffalo NY)
Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Oct 25, 1884 (#20)
Sold 1912 to Port Huron & Duluth Steamship Co., Port Huron MI and renamed Lakewood (1)
Passenger accommodations added 1913 at Port Huron MI by Reid Dry Dock Co.
Converted 1915 back to package freighter at Toledo OH by Toledo Shipbuilding Co.
Sold 1917 to Northwestern Steamship Co., Port Huron MI
Firm entered receivership 1918 and taken over by Minnesota Loan & Trust Co., Duluth MN
Sold April 29, 1919 to Lakes & St. Lawrence Transit Co., Cleveland OH, Peterson & Collinge, Mgr.
Shortened to canal length at Detroit MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 246.0 x 38.5 x 16.0, 1351 GT, 650 NT
Sold 1924 to Ruben W. Eberly, Buffalo NY
Transferred 1925 to Buffalo Gravel Corporation, Buffalo NY
Converted to sand dredge at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co.
Sold 1947 to Schwartz Sand & Gravel Corporation, Detroit MI and renamed K. V. Schwartz.
Boilers converted to oil firing
Sold 1953 to Construction Materials Corporation and renamed Algonac.
Sold 1962 to Seaway Cartage Co.. Converted to barge 1394 GT, 1394 NT.
Sold 1965 to Toth Transportation Co., Toledo OH
Sold 1968 to C. I. T. Corporation, New York NY
Sold 1968 to James W. O’Rourke, then to Walter Kolbe, Port Clinton OH
Removed from documentation 1974 and scrapped 1975 at Toledo OH