Orr, George N.

1896                                  George N. Orr                                  1917 (1917)

Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freight vessel

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 20
Launched April 18, 1896

343’6” LOA, 326’ LBP, 42’ beam, 26’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL May 19, 1896 (#111)
326.0 x 42.2 x 21.8, 2872.71 GT, 2412.88 NT     US 86350     to:
C. W. Elphicke et al, Chicago IL

Entered service 1896

Sold fall 1899 to Canada Atlantic Transit Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of the Canada Atlantic Railway (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold 1917 to U. S. Shipping Board, Washington DC for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two and towed down Welland Canal Nov 6, 1917 to Montreal QC, where she was joined with strapping without being drydocked.

Stranded Dec 17, 1917 at Savage Harbour P.E.I.  Strapping parted and vessel broke in two.  Enroute from Montreal QC to New York NY




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