Western Star

1904                                  Western Star                                  1962

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 155
Launched Oct 3, 1903

436’ LOA, 416’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1450 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Nov 13, 1903 Temp #26)
416.0 x 50.3 x 29.0, 4764 GT, 2658 NT     US 200376     to:
Michael J. Cummings, Erie PA

Permanent enrollment at Oswego NY April 17, 1904 (#2)

Entered service 1904

Management of vessel to D. Sullivan & Co., Chicago IL 1910

Sold 1912 to Cadillac Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, H. K. Oakes, Mgr.

Stranded Sept 24, 1915 in fog on Robertson’s Rock in the North Channel, Georgian Bay.  Enroute with cargo of coal from Toledo OH to Little Current Ont. and abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.  No lives lost.  Salvaged 1917 by Great Lakes Towing Co. and towed to Ecorse MI

Sold Oct 24, 1917 to Valley Camp Coal Co.  Transferred to Great Lakes Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. (home port to Midland ON).  Towed to Collingwood ON and rebuilt winter 1917-1918 by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co.
Enrolled Canadian at 400.0 (sic) x 50.0 x 24.3, 4578 GT, 3404 NT     Can 138214

Renamed Glenisla 1918

Lengthened 72 feet 1924 at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 494.0 x 50.2 x 24.3, 5461 GT, 3404 NT

Fleet sold March 10, 1926 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC and renamed Prescott

Sold for scrap 1962 to Steel Company of Canada and scrapped at Hamilton ON.

See history in Scanner Midsummer 1989 (#175)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 278



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