First all-steel sailing vessel built on Lakes to carry iron ore.
1913 Renamed THUNDER BAY, 302 x 40 x 25'; 2144 gross, 1951 net tons, C131060.
1918 Owned Montreal Transportation Co, cut in two by Collingwood Ship Building Co; reassembled by C. Vachers, Montreal, QUE.
1920 Owned H.B. Smith, Owen Sound, ONT.
1921 Converted to steam builk freighter by Davie Steam Boat Co, Lauzon, QUE, 247 x 40.1 x 25', 1870 gross / 1109 net tons; 16.25 + 42 x 34" triple expansion engine from NICARAGUA (1894); 1 scotch 12'3" x 10'9.5" at 175 pounds steam by Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, NY.
1930 Owned Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal, QUE.
1940 Converted to tanker by Mauseau at Sorel, QUE by Marine Industries, Ltd; renamed PINEBRANCH.
1944 Renamed EMPIRE STICKLEBACK, British; to coast.
1946 Back to Lakes; renamed PINEBRANCH
1954 - 1959 Idle at Sorel, QUE.
1959 Dismantled & scrapped; owned Branch Lines, Ltd, Montreal, QUE.
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
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