1904 Utica 1945 (1949)
Steel Great Lakes package freighter
Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 157
Launched April 28, 1904
343’ LOA, 325’ LBP, 44’ beam, 30’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1700 IHP
Enrolled at Detroit MI June 15, 1904 (Temp #53)
325.0 x 44.2 x 30.9, 3533 GT, 2658 NT US 200954 to:
Western Transit Co., Buffalo NY
Great Lakes package freighter fleet of the New York Central Railway.
Entered service 1904
Reenrolled at Buffalo NY July 1, 1904 (#1)
Sold Feb 22, 1916 to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Buffalo NY
The railroads were required under the provisions of the Panama Canal Act of 1912 to divest themselves of competing vessels. Great Lakes Transit Corporation was organized to own and operate these vessels.
Chartered early 1930s to Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co., Detroit MI (charter cancelled after D & C purchased str. Wm. F. Fitch for its own fleet in spring 1935).
Sold 1942 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes. Towed down Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico.
Renamed Quintoy (Chile) 1945.
Wrecked April 28, 1949 on Penguin Island, Messier Channel, Pacific Ocean enroute from Calleo Peru to Punta Arenas Chile.
See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 385