Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 225224
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 134.00
Width 45.00
Depth 14.33
Gross Tonnage 405.00
Net Tonnage 273.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00252

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to coasting vessel at Quebec, P.Q., 1961 (135.16 x 45 x 14.33; 567 gross - 364 registered).
History Vessel was built as ice breaker and buoy tender at Toledo, OH, for U.S. Coast Guard in 1941-1942. Decommissioned at Grand Haven, MI, in August, 1946. Sold on December 17, 1946, for rebuilding as passenger vessel, but never accomplished. Sold in 1952 to be rebuilt as salvage vessel, but never left the dock. Towed to Kingston, Ont., in 1959, and laid up. In 1961, taken to Quebec and rebuilt as coaster.CANADIAN HOLIDAY and TREASURE UNLIMITED both unofficial names; never registered.
Disposition Blown aground at Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, September 15, 1963. Abandoned by crew and became total loss. Register closed on September 18, 1964.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built River Rouge, MI
Date Built 1925-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
CHAPARRAL (WAGL 178)1941-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S.C.G.
CANADIAN HOLIDAY1946-00-001952-00-00CANADA
NEWFOUNDLAND CRUISER1961-00-001964-00-00CANADA313944

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Walkerville & Detroit Ferry Co.1925-00-001941-00-00U.S.225224
U.S. Coast Guard1941-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S.C.G.
Pelee Shipping Co., Ltd.1946-00-001952-00-00CANADA
McLean, Harrison, Moore & Smith1952-00-001961-00-00CANADA
Levis Trading Co., Ltd.1961-00-001964-00-00CANADA313944