James, Henry R.

1890                                  Henry R. James                                  1939

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Detroit MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 104
Launched June 14, 1890

253’4” LOA, 240’ LBP, 42’ beam, 25’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 16, 1890 (#8)
240.0 x 42.0 x 23.4, 2048.01 GT, 1552.71 NT     US 96055     to:
Ogdensburg Transit Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1890

Home port to Ogdensburg NY 1890

Transferred 1900 to Rutland Transit Co., Ogdensburg NY

Sold 1909 to Quebec & Levis Ferry Co., Quebec QC (home port to Quebec QC)
U. S. enrollment surrendered June 30, 1909
Converted to railroad carferry at Levis QC by Davie Shipyards
Enrolled Canadian at 240.0 x 41.0 x 14.9, 1440 GT, 911 NT     Can 126388

Renamed John S. Thom 1910

Wrecked Aug 22, 1917 near Charlotte NY, Lake Ontario.  Enroute from Ogdensburg NY to Erie PA.

Repaired 1918 at Levis QC by Davie Shipyards.  Sold for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.

Laid up 1930 at Quebec QC and did not operate again

Scrapped 1939

See history in Scanner April 1980 (#92)



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