Ontario 2

1910                                  Ontario     2                                  1974 (1979)


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 71
Keel laid Oct 18, 1909; launched Feb 16, 1910

465’ LOA, 444’ LBP, 56’ beam, 30’ depth

1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1700 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 11, 1910 (#84)
444.0 x 56.2 x 31.0, 5494 GT, 4153 NT     US 207283     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Detroit MI April 15, 1910 (Temp #89) to:
Northern Lakes Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Duluth MN)

Entered service April 1910

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN April 27, 1910 (#29)

Fleet sold 1915 to Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH) and vessel renamed F. R. Hazard.

Renamed James E. Ferris 1924

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Boilers converted to oil firing during 1950s

Transferred 1961 to Buckeye Steamship Co.

Fleet sold 1969 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Sold for scrap 1974 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to German shipbreakers.
Passed Quebec QC June 7, 1975 with str. Kinsman Voyager towed by Polish tug Jantar.
Tow arrived at Hamburg Germany July 4, 1975.

Resold 1976 to Paul Christensen, Nakskov Denmark for possible use for grain storage.  Renamed Pram.  Resold 1979 to Spanish shipbreakers, towed to Santander Spain and scrapped.


IMO 5168780


See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 112




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