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

Ship owner: Algoma Central Steamship Co.; S. S. Leafield Co. Ltd.

Ship builder: Strand Slipway Co., Sunderland, England, subcontracted with Wood and Skinner Co.

Engine builder: North Eastern Marine Engine Co., Sunderland, England

Year ship built: 1892

Year engine built: 1892

Final disposition: Foundered in Lake Superior with a load of steel rails during the Big Blow of November 9-13,1913. All hands lost, hull has not yet been discovered as of November,2002.


Came to the Great Lakes in 1900.  Purchased for the steel rail trade from Algoma Steel mills in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Fort William, Ontario.



1) S. S. Leafield Co., Ltd., Newcastle, England

2) Algoma Central Steamship Co., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (1900)

Registry number: C.97990

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 16.6

Width: 35.2

Length: 249

Stroke length: 33

Gross tonnage: 1453

Net tonnage: 922

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 19

Piston 2: 31

Piston 3: 51

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