Orr, Arthur

1893                                  Arthur Orr                                  1947

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 7

300’ LOA, 286’ LBP, 41’ beam, 25’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 800 HP

Enrolled at Chicago IL April 22, 1893 (#80)
286.0 x 41.3 x 21.3, 2329.75 GT, 1972.83 NT     US 107005     to:
C. W. Elphicke, Chicago IL

Entered service 1893

Driven ashore Nov 21-22, 1898 near mouth of Baptism River, 5 mile northeast of Silver Bay MN, Lake Superior in heavy storm.  No lives lost.  Downbound with mixed cargo, last port Duluth MN.  Towed to Chicago IL, where she was repaired and lengthened 48’ in  1899.
Remeasured to 334.0 x 41.3 x 21.8, 2745 GT, 2117 NT

Sold late 1899 to Canada-Atlantic Transit Co.  (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold 1942 to Overlakes Freight Corporation, Detroit MI

Sold 1947 to T. H. Browning Steamship Co., Detroit MI

Sold 1947 to Steel Company of Canada for scrapping.  Towed Detroit MI to Hamilton ON.  Scrapped at Hamilton 1947-1948

See history in Scanner Oct 1985 (#140)




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