Canadian Pathfinder

(1921) 1921                                  Canadian Pathfinder                                  1927 (1942)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Toronto ON by Dominion Shipbuilding Co., Hull 10
Shipyard discontinued operations while this vessel was under construction and building completed at Toronto by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Collingwood ON as their hull 69

251’ LBP, 43’ beam, 24’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1400 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
251.0 x 43.7 x 22.3, 2374 GT, 1398 NT     Can 150355     to:
Minister of Marine & Fisheries, Ottawa ON (home port Montreal QC)
Vessel built for the Canadian government merchant marine under its World War I vessel construction program.  Each vessel was assigned to an individual firm identifying the name of the vessel.

Entered Great Lakes service July 18, 1921 clearing Toronto ON light for Port Arthur ON

Transferred 1922 to Canadian Pathfinder Ltd.

Participated in the fall grain trade on the Great Lakes beginning in Nov 1921

Sold Oct 20, 1925 to N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd., Fort William ON (home port to Fort William ON) and renamed Norman M. Paterson.

Transferred 1926 to Paterson Steamships Ltd. and renamed Novadoc  (1).

Sold Jan 10, 1927 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.

Renamed Holmewood (Br) 1927, Mathiasen Trader 1934 and Ara 1936

Struck mine April 8, 1942 off Borkum Germany, North Sea and sank.



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