1906 Winona 1940 (1956)
Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter
Built at Wallsend-on-Tyne England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 771
260’ LOA, 252’ LBP, 43’4” beam, 23’9” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine,
Enrolled at Newcastle-on-Tyne England
252.0 x 43.5 x 21.3, 2085 GT, 1327 NT Br 122851 to:
Winona Steamship Co., Hamilton ON, R.O. and A.B. Mackay, Mgr. (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne England)
Entered service Sept 1906. On maiden trip loaded grain at Fort William ON and on downbound trip grounded Oct 4 on Giant’s Tomb off the Christian Islands in the southeast corner of Georgian Bay. Freed the next day after 35,000 bu. of wheat had been lightered.
Grounded Nov 1906 on Duck Island, Georgian Bay west of Manitoulin Island and abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.
Sold 1907 back to previous owners, repaired and returned to service
Enrollment transferred to Canada 1909 Can 122851 (home port to Hamilton ON)
Transferred 1909 to Inland Navigation Co., Hamilton N
Fleet merged 1911 into Inland Lines Ltd.
Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC
Requisitioned 1915 by Canadian government for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes. Continued in off-Lakes service after the end of the war.
Returned 1921 to former owners and returned to the Great Lakes
Transferred 1940 to off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes. Hull filled with concrete and sunk with str. Trevisa in Zeebrugge Belgium harbor to block German shipping. Raised after the war and returned to service.
Renamed Eddie (China) 1947
Stranded Sept 7, 1956 off Aparii, Phillipine Islands
See history in Scanner April 1977 (#65)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 411