North Star 2

1910                                  North Star     2                                  1942 (1954)

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at St. Clair MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 70
Keel laid June 23, 1908; launched Oct 9, 1909

373’6” LOA, 350’ LBP, 46’ beam, 30’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI March 25, 1910 (Temp #13)
350.0 x 46.0 x 26.0, 3849 GT, 2928 NT     US 207011     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Detroit MI April 9, 1910 (Temp #83) to:
Mutual Transit Co., Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1910

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY April 29, 1910 (#60)

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 1925 to 4011 GT, 3092 NT

Renamed H. A. Scandrett 1928

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.

Renamed Hamina (Finland) 1947

Scrapped Belgium 1954 (double bottom used as a mooring in the harbor at Flushing, Netherlands until being finally scrapped in 1982).



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