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

Other name(s): L. A. McCorquodale; Ralph Budd

Ship owner: Great Lakes Transit Corp.; J. Playfair; Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co.; Western Transit Co.

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan

Year ship built: 1905

Year engine built: 1905

Final disposition: Scrapped 1967.


Sold Canadian in 1929.  Stranded November 1929 off of Eagle Harbor, Michigan in Lake Superior.  Salvaged by Captain Thomas Reid of Port Huron, Michigan.



b) Ralph Budd (US and Canadian Registry, C. 154862)

c) L. A. McCorquodale (US and Canadian Registry, C. 154862)


1) Western Transit Co. (N. Y. Central R.R.), Buffalo, N.Y. (1905-16)

2) Great Lakes Transit Corp., Buffalo, N. Y. (1916 to 1929)

3) J. Playfair, Midland, Ont.

4) Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transporation Co., Toronto, Ont.

Registry number: US. 202329

Hull number: 7

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 25.9

Width: 50.2

Length: 382

Stroke length: 42

Gross tonnage: 4537

Net tonnage: 3350

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 20

Piston 2: 30

Piston 3: 43

Piston 4: 63

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