Carruthers, James

1913                                  James Carruthers                                  1913

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Hull 35
Launched May 22, 1913

556’ LOA, 529’ LBP, 58’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2400 IHP

Enrolled at Toronto ON
7862 GT, 5606 NT     Can 131090     to:
St. Lawrence & Chicago Steam Navigation Co., Toronto ON (home port Toronto ON)

Entered service 1913

Foundered Nov 9, 1913 probably off Point-aux-Barques MI in the “Big Storm” of 1913.  All 24 aboard lost.  Cleared Fort William ON Nov 6 with grain, down Sault Ste. Marie Nov 8 after fog delay, stopped for bunker coal at the Pickands Mather & Co. coal dock at DeTour MI and not heard from again.



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