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

Ship owner: Bathurst Marine Co.; Gulf & Lake Navigation Co.; Mathews Steamship Co., Ltd.

Ship builder: A. McMillan & Son, Dumbarton, Scotland

Ship re-builder: Muir Brothers, Port Dalhousie, Ontario

Engine builder: J.G. Kincaid & Co., United Kingdom

Year ship built: 1924

Year engine built: 1924

Final disposition: Converted to dry dock in 1962


Sister vessel of Cedarton and Oakton.  Rebuilt in 1950, Port Dalhousie by Muir Brothers.  Well filled in. Depth now 20 ft., 6 in., 2047 gross and tonnage, 1390 net.



1) Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto, Ontario

2) Gulf & Lake Navigation Co., Montreal, Quebec

3) Bathurst Marine Co., Bathurst, New Brunswick

Registry number: C. 147893

Hull number: 459

Vessel type: Freighter

Height: 15.5 ft.

Width: 43 ft.

Length: 250 ft.

Stroke length: 30 in.

Gross tonnage: 1732

Net tonnage: 1006

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 15 in.

Piston 2: 26 in.

Piston 3: 42 in.

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