Augsbury, Frank A.

1922                                  Frank A. Augsbury                                  1955 (1960)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Three Rivers QC by Fraser Brace Ltd.
Launched Oct 25, 1922

261’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’ beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
251.2 x 43.1 x 18.1, 2051 GT, 1221 NT     Can 150820     to:
George Hall Coal & Shipping Corporation, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service Nov 1922

Fleet sold Sept 1926 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Renamed Granby 1927

Sold for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes.  Boilers converted to oil firing.

Renamed Parita II (Panama) 1948 and Valbruna (Italy) 1951

Sold 1952 to Hall Corporation of Canada, Montreal QC, renamed Lawrencecliffe Hall  (1) and returned to the Great Lakes
Remeasured to 43.2 beam and 2057 GT, 1168 NT

Sold 1955 to Federal Commerce & Navigation Co. for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Federal Explorer.1955 and Ithaka 1960

Stranded Sept 14, 1960 Hudson’s Bay

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Sept 1992 (#7)



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