1924                                  Brulin                                  1960

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Hebburn-on-Tyne England by Palmer’s Shipbuilding & Iron Co., Hull 949

261’ LOA, 248’ LBP, 43’ beam, 25’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1050 IHP

Enrolled at
248.0 x 43.0 x 22.8, 2241 GT, 1576 NT     Br 148087     to:
Montreal Forwarding Co., Montreal QC, Crawford & Co., Mgr. (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne England)

Entered service 1924

Transferred 1927 to Rahane Steamship Co.

Transferred 1932 to Bruce Lindsay Bros. Ltd., Montreal QC
Enrollment transferred to Canada     Can 148087     (home port to Montreal QC)

Sold 1939 to Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co., Thorold ON and renamed Outarde  (1)

Requisitioned 1942 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Returned midseason 1943 to her previous owners and returned to Great Lakes service

Sank Nov 30, 1945 in storm-caused accident at Clayton NY, St. Lawrence River.  Raised 1946, repaired and returned to service.

Sold 1960 to Buckport Shipping Ltd., Montreal QC and renamed James J. Buckler.

Stranded June 13, 1960 St. Lawrence River on her first trip for her new owners and broke in two.
Enroute from Shelter Bay ON to Thorold ON.

See history in Scanner Dec 1976 (#61)
Also Midsummer 2003 (#278)



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