Syracuse 1

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

 

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