1929                                  Southton                                  1965

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at South Bank-on-Tees England by Smith’s Dock Co., Hull 872
Launched April 11, 1929

259’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’8” beam, 20’6” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 750 IHP

Enrolled at
253.0 x 44.1 x 18.6, 1892 GT, 1190 NT     Br 160722     to:
Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON. (home port Middlesborough England)

Entered service 1929

Fleet went into receivership 1931.  G. T. Clarkson, Toronto ON., appointed receiver.

Vessel repossessed 193 by builder, sold to Beaver Industries Ltd., Montreal QC., Hall Corporation of Canada, Mgr. and renamed Grey Beaver.

Sold late 1932 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON.

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1936     Can 160722     (home port to Toronto ON.)

Fleet renamed Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. 1959

Laid up mid-1960 at Toronto ON and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1965 and scrapped at Toronto ON.

See history in Scanner March 1988 (#163)



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