1911                                  Toiler                                  1959

Steel twin-screw St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Middlesbrough England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull

261’ LOA, 248’ LBP, 42’6” beam, 19’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’,  2 diesel engines, 360 BHP
First diesel powered ship built in Great Britain

Enrolled at Newcastle-on-Tyne England
248.2 x 42.5 x 17.3, 1659 GT, 1334 NT     Br 129767     to:
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Newcastle-on-Tyne England (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne England)

Chartered 1911 to James Richardson & Sons Ltd., Kingston ON, James Playfair, Mgr.

Entered service 1911

Sold 1912 to charter operator

Repowerd 1913 with 700-IHP coal-fired fore-and-aft compound engine from str. Gargantua (originally D. C. Whitney of 1882, which had been reduced to a barge in 1912)
Remeasured to 255.4 x 42.5 x 17.3, 1692 GT, 1036 NT

Sold 1914 to Great Lakes Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr.
Enrollment transferred to Canada     Can 129767     (home port to Kingston ON)

Sold 1916 to Ontario Transportation & Pulp Co., Thorold ON

Sold 1918 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Renamed Mapleheath 1920

Repowered 1929 with triple expansion engine from str. Simla, which had been scrapped in 1926 following a serious fire.

Sold 1959 to McAllister Towing Ltd. and reduced to a salvage barge

See history in Scanner Oct 1981 (#104)



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