Northern King

1888                                  Northern King                                  1917 (1926)

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 20
Launched Sept 4, 1888

312’6” LOA, 299’ LBP, 40’6” beam, 24’6” depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Oct 8, 1888 (Temp #16)
299.5 x 40.8 x 21.6, 2476.35 GT, 1885.14 NT     US 130420     to:
Northern Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port Superior WI)
(fleet a joint venture of Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railways)

Entered service 1888

Permanent enrollment at Marquette MI Oct 26, 1888 (#16)

Home port to Duluth MN 1898

Fleet sold 1903 to Mutual Transit Co., Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

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

Sold 1917 to U. S. Shipping Board, Washington DC for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co., towed to Montreal QC and rejoined.

Scrapped 1926 in Italy



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