1909                                  Kaministiquia                                  1982 (20

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Newcastle-on-Tyne England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 819
Launched May 9, 1909

260’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’ beam, 25’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1156 IHP

Enrolled at Newcastle-on-Tyne England
250.0 x 43.0 x 22.6, 2173 GT, 1401 NT     Br 125457     to:
Western Steamship Co., Fort William Ont. (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne Eng.)

Entered service 1909

Sold 1916 to Standard Oil Co., New York NY for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.  Converted to a tanker and renamed Westoil (US 214109)
Remeasured to 2172 GT, 1401 NT (same dimensions as under British registry).

Sold May 10, 1921 to E. P. Farley Co., Chicago IL and returned to the Great Lakes.

Sold 1922 to Petoskey Transportation Co., Petoskey MI, a subsidiary of Petoskey Portland Cement Co.

Renamed J. B. John 1923

Converted to self-unloading cement carrier 1929 at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.

Renamed John L. A. Galster 1951

Fleet renamed Penn-Dixie Cement Co. 1956

Removed from regular service end of 1966 season (service to the Petoskey cement plant to be contracted to Medusa Portland Cement Co., which was converting str. Medusa Challenger to self-unloading cement carrier).

Returned to previous service 1968 as a barge, North American Barge Line, operator.

Renamed Sea Castle 1969

Laid up at Muskegon MI 1982 and did not operate again.



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