Viking 1

1889                                  Viking     1                                  1935

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter, later sand dredge

Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 49
Launched Aug 17, 1889

217’ LBP, 37’ beam, 18’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 850 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY Sept 7, 1889 (Temp #17)
217.4 x 37.1 1/4 (sic) x 14.7, 1117.23 GT, 943.82 NT     US 161612     to:
F. N. Gilchrist et al, Alpena MI (home port Alpena MI)
(Vessel designed to carry lumber products)

Entered service 1889

Permanent enrollment at Port Huron MI Sept 17, 1889 (#38)

Enrollment transferred 1903 to Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH)

Transferred 1904 to Merida Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Sold 1915 to Petrol Traffic Co., Toledo OH (depth to 37.1, home port to Duluth MN)

Sold Aug 10, 1918 to Alfred E. Mathews, Toronto, ON
(Vessel remained under U. S. flag, reportedly renamed Cylaton but apparently never enrolled under this name and probably operated by Mathews in conjuction with his Canadian fleet.)

Renamed Clinton 1920 and enrolled Canadian at  217.0 x 36.7 x 14.7, 1231 GT, 727 NT   Can 141661  (home port to Toronto ON)

Transferred 1923 to Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON

Sold April 21, 1925 to Seneca Washed Gravel Corporation, Buffalo NY, returned to U. S. enrollment and renamed Viking.  Converted to sand dredge

Scrapped 1935

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 397



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