(1919) 1925                                  King                                  1941 (1954)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 482
Launched Nov 30, 1918
Built as Lake Faristell for the United States Shipping Board for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes

261’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 43’ beam, 28’2” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at
251.0 x 43.6 x 26.2, 2624 GT, 1626 NT     US 217458

Sold Jan 15, 1925 to King Steamship Corporation, Duluth MN, a subsidiary of Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co. (home port to Duluth MN), renamed King and returned to the Great Lakes
(Probably for tax and company security reasons, each vessel of the “Poker Fleet” was owned by a separate corporation.)

Entered Great Lakes service 1925

Fleet sold 1936 to Terminals & Transportation Co., Buffalo NY

Sold 1941 to U.S. War Shipping Administration for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Milena (Panama) 1947 and Evgenia 1948

Stranded Sept 7, 1953 near Cape Cod MA, Atlantic Ocean.  Enroute from St. Johns Newfoundland to Baltimore MD.  Towed to Boston MA and found to be damaged beyond repair.  Towed to Baltimore and scrapped.



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