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

Other name(s): Ponoka

Ship owner: Canada Steamship Lines; Erie & Western Transportation Co.; George Hall Coal Company of Canada, Ltd.; Harvey Morrison Co.; Lehigh Steamship Company; United Towing & Salvage Co.

Ship builder: Detroit Dry Dock Co., Wyandotte, Michigan

Engine builder: H. G. Trout, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1880

Year engine built: 1880

Final disposition: Scrapped at Duluth, Minnesota 1955 or 1957.


Reduced from a package freighter to a bulk freighter in 1913 (1464 gross tons, 1035 net tons).  Rebuilt by George T. Davie Shipbuilding and Repair Ltd. Lauzon, Quebec in 1920 (248x35x15, 1506 gross tons, 888 net tons).  Assigned the name Frank Morrison in 1914 but never used.  Supposedly went to Cuba in 1919.


b) Ponoka (1927) (C. 141839)


1) Erie & Western Transportation Co. ("Anchor Line")

2) Lehigh Steamship Co. (Harvey Morrison Co.), Cleveland, Ohio

3) George Hall Coal Company of Canada, Ltd. (1921)

4) Canada Steamship Lines (1926) (C. 141839) (renamed)

5) United Towing & Salvage Co. Ltd., Pt. Arthur, Ontario (1940)

Registry number: US. 140424

Hull number: 39

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 15.4

Width: 36.3

Length: 238.2

Stroke length: 36

Gross tonnage: 1704

Net tonnage: 1503

Materials: Iron

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 1: 24

Piston 2: 54

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