ARABIAN (1892, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
100394
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Hamilton, ONT
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Hamilton Bridge Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Fairgrieves Brothers, Hamilton, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 & 40.5" cylinders, 34" stroke, 400 hp @ 80 rpm engine from Fairgrieve Brothers, Hamilton originally in propeller CANADA (1872); rebuilt 1892. 11'3" by 10'3" 170 # steam scotch boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
178.6'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
13.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1073
Tonnage (net):
770
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Probably at Quebec.
Date:
  1939
How:
Dismantled.
History

1892 Built for service between Duluth, MN & Montreal, QUE; largest vessel in the trade.

1892, Nov 3 Maiden voyage.

1892, Oct Collision with schooner MINNEDOSA, Welland Canal.

1902, Jun 27 Owned John Balmer Fairgrieve, Hamilton, ONT.

1902 Owned Frank Balmer, Toronto, ONT.

1914, Apr 22 Owned J.W. Norcross, Toronto, ONT.

1915, Jan 13 Owned Lake Commerce Lines Ldt., Toronto, ONT.

1915, Oct 29 Owned Canadian Northwest Steamship Co., Toronto, ONT.

1917, Apr 13 Owned Montreal Transportation Co.

1921, Nov 28 Owned Canada Steamship Lines Ltd., Montreal.

1925 Rebuilt Quebec.

1926, May 28 Owned Gulf Iron Works, St. Lawrence Stevedoring Co., Quebec.

1926, Jun 1 Owned Canadian Import Co., Quebec.

1935 Rebuilt as barge, 595 gross tons.

1935, May 17 Laid up Quebec.

1947 Reported scrapped.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Canadian Registers
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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ARABIAN (1892, Package Freighter)