America 1

1889                                  America     1                                  1923

Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freight vesse 

Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 48
Launched April 23, 1889

293’ LOA, 274’ LBP, 41’6” beam, 24’4” depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 650 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY June 11, 1889 (#76)
274.4 x 42.2 x 13.0, 2171.27 GT, 1748.55 NT     US 106638     to:
Marcus M. Drake (2/60), John Kelderhouse (15/60), Thomas Maytham (9/60) et al, Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1889

Sold 1902 to Charles Beyschlag, St. Clair MI (home port to St. Clair MI)

Sold 1907 to Wisconsin Transportation Co., Sheboygan WI, C. Reiss Coal Co., Mgr.

Transferred 1913 to North American Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold March 27, 1916 to Boland & Cornelius, Buffalo NY.  Resold April 21, 1916 to Lake Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. (Vessel remained under U. S. flag in this Playfair fleet until 1919)

Transferred 1919 to Great Lakes Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. (home port to Midland ON) and renamed Glenstriven.  U. S. enrollment surrendered July 2, 1919
Enrolled Canadian at 274.0 x 42.2 x 20.5, 2152 GT, 1585 NT     Can 138218

Stranded Nov 16, 1923 off Cove Island at entrance to Georgian Bay in heavy fog.  Enroute from Fort William ON with oats for Midland ON.  No lives lost.  Towed to Collingwood ON Dec 5, 1923 and found to be damaged beyond repair.  Scrapped 1924 at Collingwood.

See history in Scanner Midsummer 1984 (#130)



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