1895                                  Chili                                  1943


Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freight vessel


Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 21

Launched April 20, 1895, entered service May 25, 1895

344’ LOA, 324’ LBP, 42’ beam, 26’8” depth

2 decks, 10 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1150 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 23, 1895 (Temp #70)

320.5 x 42.0 x 21.8, 2584.33 GT, 1845.27 NT     US 127078     to:

M. M. Drake (2/20) et al, Buffalo NY, Republic Steamship Co., Drake & Maytham, Mgr. (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1895

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY May 27, 1895 (#62)

Sold 1908 to Chicago & Duluth Transportation Co., Chicago IL, C. W. Elphicke, Mgr.

Sold 1913 to American Interlake Line, Duluth MN, R. M. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Transferred later in 1913 to Canadian Interlake Line, Toronto ON (home port Port Arthur ON) and renamed Sarnian.

Fleet merged 1914 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Sold 1930 to John E. Russell, Toronto ON

Sold 1931 to Northland Steamship Co., Toronto ON

Transferred 1940 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON

Driven ashore Dec 10, 1943 on reef off Point Isabella near Bete Grise Bay off the Keweenaw Peninsula, Lake Superior in storm.  No lives lost.  Downbound from Fort William ON to Toronto ON with cargo of barley.  Wreck towed 1944 to Port Arthur ON and 1947 to Indiana Harbor IN, where she was scrapped.


See history in Scanner April 1972 (#21)





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