Fort York

1958                                  Fort York                                        1987

Steel Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River package freighter

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 160
Launched Jan 15, 1958

461’6: LOA, 439’9” LBP, 56’ beam, 32’ depth
Oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 5500 SHP

Enrolled at
445.7 x 56.2 x 28.2, 6021 GT, 3534 NT     Can 188391     to:
Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service spring 1958

Laid up Dec 1980 at Kingston ON

Sold for scrap 1984 and towed to Hamilton ON

Sold 1985 to Windsor Detroit Barge Line, Windsor ON.  Notch cut in stern to allow pushing by tug as a barge.

Laid up Oct 1985 at Point Edward ON and did not operate again.

Fires set by vandals aboard vessel in 1987 caused extensive damage.  Sold for scrap to Brazilian shipbreakers.  Wintered at Sydney NS and towed 1988 to Recife Brazil

IMO 5118333





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