Wallace, Robert

1903                                  Robert Wallace                                  1959

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by the Buffalo Dry Dock Co., Hull 204
Launched April 11, 1903

255’ LOA, 241’ LBP, 41’ beam, 18’ depth
6 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 650 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo June 2, 1903 (#111)
238.7 x 41.0 x 19.2, 1640 GT, 944 NT     US 77580     to:
Buffalo Dry Dock Co.,

Entered service 1903

Reenrolled at Duluth MN June 8, 1903 (#100) to:
Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Management of fleet transferred 1905 to D. Sullivan & Co., Chicago IL (home port remained Duluth MN)

Sold Aug 8, 1916 to the French government for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Tregastel 1916

Sold 1921 to Glen Steamships Ltd., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. (home port to Newcastle Eng.), renamed Glendowan and returned to the Great Lakes
Enrolled British at 246.0 x 41.0 x 15.2, 1563 GT, 1005 NT     Br 145463

Fleet sold Feb 12, 1925 to George Hall Coal & Shipping Corporation, Montreal QC
Enrollment transferred to Canada     Can 145463     (home port to Montreal QC)

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

Renamed Chandler 1927

Laid up at Kingston ON at the end of the 1929 season and probably did not operate again for this fleet.

Sold 1937 to Manseau Shipyard, Sorel QC

Transferred 1938 to Marine Industries Ltd. (home port to Sorel QC)

Transferred 1942 to Branch Lines Ltd. and renamed Aspenleaf.

Rebuilt 1942 at Sorel QC by Marine Industries Ltd.
Remeasured to 1521 GT, 881 NT

Sold 1949 to Diamond Steamship Co., Owen Sound ON, George Hindman, Mgr. (home port to Owen Sound ON) and renamed Helen Hindman

Sold 1951 to Reoch Steamship Co., Montreal QC

Renamed Grovedale  (1) 1952

Deepened 1953 at Port Dalhousie ON
Remeasured to 20.7 depth and 1903 GT, 1315 NT

Sold 1956 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON

Fleet renamed Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. 1959

Sold for scrap 1959 to A. Newman & Co., St. Catharines ON and scrapped at St. Catharines

See history in Scanner May 2005 (#292)



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