North Sea

1909                                  North Sea                                  1942 (1951)

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 60
Launched March 27, 1909

373’6” LOA, 350’ LBP, 46’ beam, 30’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 7, 1909 (#56)
351.2 x 46.2 x 31.0, 3921 GT, 3045 NT     US 206229     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Detroit MI May 25, 1909 (#61) to:
Mutual Transit Co., Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1909

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY June 5, 1909 (#85)

Fleet sold Feb 22, 1916 to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Buffalo NY
The railroads were required under the provisions of the Panama Canal Act of 1912 to divest themselves of competing vessels.  Great Lakes Transit Corporation was organized to own and operate these vessels.

Remeasured 1924 to 4113 GT, 3237 NT

Renamed Edward Chambers 1927

Chartered for 1941 season to Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co.

Requisitioned 1942 by U. S. Maritime Commission for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes.  Towed down the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico.

Scrapped Seattle WA 1951



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