1904                                  Duluth                                  1942 (1955)

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 64
Launched Oct 31, 1903

402’ LOA, 381’ LBP, 50’ beam, 30’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL Jan 11, 1904 (Temp #22)
381.6 x 50.2 x 26.0, 4623 GT, 3785 NT     US 200593     to:
American Ship Building Co., entered service 1904

Reenrolled at Buffalo NY April 25, 1904 (#66) to:
Western Transit Co., Buffalo NY
Great Lakes package freighter fleet of the New York Central Railway.

Sold Feb 22, 1916 to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Buffalo NY
The railroads were required under the provisions of the Panama Canal Act of 1912 to divest themselves of competing vessels.  Great Lakes Transit Corporation was organized to own and operate these vessels.

Requisitioned 1942 by U. S. Army for off-Lakes service during World War II.  Towed down Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico.

Scrapped 1955 in Japan.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian July-Aug 1950 (#16)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 164



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