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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Arabia

Other name(s): Belleville; Bickerdike; City of Windsor; Maplebrook

Ship owner: Canada Steamship Lines; Frank S. Upton; Great Lakes Engineering Works; Merchants Montreal Line; Michael Galvin; St. Lawrence Tankers; Western Transit Co.

Ship builder: Gibson & Craig Iron Works, Buffalo, New York

Engine builder: King Iron Works, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1873

Year engine built: 1873

Final disposition: Scrapped, Hamilton, Ontario, 1942.


Gibson and Craig, subcontractor for King Iron Works. Engines built as well by H.G. Trout as subcontractors.

b) Bickerdike (1906-1920  C.121784)

c) Maplebrook (1920-1926)

d) City of Windsor (1926-1930)

e) Belleville (1930-1937)


1) Western Transit Co. (N.Y. Central R.R.), Buffalo, New York,


2) Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan (1904-1905)



Owners cont'd:

3) Michael Galvin, Buffalo, New York (1905)

4) Frank S. Upton, Charlotte, New York (1905-1906)

5) Merchants Montreal Line (1906)

6) Montreal & Great Lakes Steamship Co. (1906-1913)

7) Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal, Quebec (1913-1932)

8) St. Lawrence Tankers, Ltd., Quebec, Quebec (1932-1937)

Registry number: US.105254;C.121784

Vessel type: Package freighter, propeller

Height: 14.2 ft.

Width: 34.5 ft.

Length: 221.8 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 1395

Net tonnage: 1202

Materials: Iron

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 2: 20 in.

Piston 3: 40 in.

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