1871                                            China                                  1914 (1935)

Iron Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Buffalo NY by King Iron Works
Launched July 19, 1871

220’ LOA, 206’ LBP, 32’ beam, 24’2” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, low pressure engine

Enrolled at Erie PA Aug 10, 1871 (#6)
210.0 x 32.6 x 14.0, 1239.46 tons (gross tons, 931.61 NT 1882)     US 5972     to:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port Erie PA) Great Lakes vessel fleet of Pennsylvania Railroad, as known as the “Anchor Line”

Sold 1905 to Montreal & Lake Erie Steamship Co., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed City of Montreal (1).  U. S. enrollment surrendered April 22, 1905
Enrolled Canadian 220.0 x 32.5 x 14.0, 1554 GT, 868 NT     Can 117073     (home port to Toronto ON)
Reengined with fore and aft compound engine, 550 IHP

Sold 1913 to James H. Hall, Toronto ON (home port to Ottawa ON) and renamed Westerian

Burned late 1913 at Montreal QC.  Converted to bulk freighter winter 1913-14 at Kingston ON and assigned to off-Lakes service.

Renamed Sula (U.S.) 1922 and Westerian (Can.)1923

Damaged 1923 in storm in the Straits of Belle Isle and abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.  Later used as a salt storage barge at St. Johns, Newfoundland. Towed outside Nov 9, 1935 and scuttled.








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