NORTH AMERICAN

Registry and Rig Information

Name NORTH AMERICAN
Registry U.S.
Official Number 211076
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 259.00
Width 47.00
Depth 18.25
Gross Tonnage 2317.00
Net Tonnage 1262.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00107

Vessel History

History Ran aground, July 9, 1924, on Grays Reef, Lake Michigan; released next day.Ran aground, June 24, 1960, in St. Lawrence River near Ogdensburg, NY; released June 30, 1960.
U.S. Marshal's sale, Erie, PA, July 30, 1964, for $39,000.
During 1963, ran Erie to Port Burwell-Port Dover, for Canadian Holiday Line. Traded, in January, 1965, by Security-People's Trust Co., of Erie, PA, to James Caldwell, of Chicago, in exchange for five thousand acres of Tennessee woodland, and was enrolled in April, 1965. Litigation ensued and vessel was returned to bank. Was sold at public auction at Erie, on July 28, 1967, to Al Kerr, of Oradell, NJ, representing the Sailors' International Union, who planned to use her as a training ship at Piney Point, MD; sale price was $32,000.
Passed down, Welland Canal, September 4, 1967, in tow of tugs AMERICA and MICHAEL MCALLISTER, the former dropping her at Montreal. On tow for Newport News, VA, and eventually Piney Point, MD, for use as training vessel, the ship suddenly sank in position 40.46N x 68.53.02W, about 29 miles NE of Nantucket Island, on September 13, 1967, in about 200 feet of water; moderate six to eight foot waves, at 4:00 a.m. Enrollment was surrendered, still in name of owner (Harold D. Caldwell) in April, 1968.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built Ecorse, MI
Date Built 1913-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Chicago, Duluth, & Georgian Bay Transit Co.1913-00-001963-00-00U.S.211076
Canadian Holiday Co., Inc.1963-00-001964-00-00U.S.211076
Security-People's Trust Co.1964-00-001965-00-00U.S.211076
Harold D. Caldwell1965-00-001967-00-00U.S.211076
Al Kerr (Sailors' International Union)1967-00-001967-00-00U.S.211076