1877                                           Avon                                         1920

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 10
Launched Aug 29, 1877

259’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 35’ beam, 24’9” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine, 500 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY Sept 27, 1877 (#28)       
251.1 x 35.4 x 15.1, 1702.33 tons (1538.84 NT 1882)     US 105733     to:
Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Fleet renamed Union Transit Co. 1895

Burned June 30, 1901 off Pointe aux Pins ON, Whitefish Bay.  Caught fire in heavy storm.  Fire extinguished by passing vessels.  Towed to Sault Ste. Marie MI, where she was abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.

Sold Oct 1901 to Ogdensburg Coal & Towing Co., Ogdensburg NY (home port to Ogdensburg NY)

Rebuilt 1902 to bulk freighter at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co.
Remeasured to 1417 GT, 1147 NT

Sold 1919 to Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal QC and renamed Stormount.  U.S. enrollment surrendered Feb 24, 1919
Enrolled Canadian at 254.3 x 35.3 x 14.7, 1180 GT, 704 NT     Can 140962 

Stranded and sank Nov 2, 1920 in Williamsburg Canal opposite Morrisburg ON, St. Lawrence River.






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