1921                                  Glenafton                                  1941 (1952)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freight vessel

Built at Port Arthur ON by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., Hull 46

261’ LOA, 251’11 ½” LBP, 42’6” beam, 21’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at Midland ON
252.0 x 42.5 x 18.6, 1866 GT, 1016 NT     Can 150234     to:
Glen Transportation Co., Toronto ON, Mathews Steamship Co., Mgr. (home port Midland ON)

Entered service 1921

Renamed Lambton 1925 (home port to Toronto ON)

Transferred 1926 to Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON

Wrecked Dec 8, 1927 Whitefish Bay. Two lives lost.  Abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.

Salvaged 1928 by Reid Wrecking Co., Sarnia ON.  Sold to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC.  Engine removed and installed in str. Fernie, building at Midland ON.

Sold 1929 to Burke Towing & Salvage Co., Midland ON (home port to Midland ON) and renamed Salvus.
Converted to crane barge at Midland ON by Georgian Bay Shipbuilding & Wrecking Co.
Remeasured to 252.0 x 42.7 x 18.5, 1910 GT, 1749 NT

Sold 1941 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes.

Scrapped 1952 at St. John’s Nfld

See history in Scanner April 1974 (#39)



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