WESTERN STAR

Registry and Rig Information

Name WESTERN STAR
Registry U.S.
Official Number 200376
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 416.00
Width 50.25
Depth 29.00
Gross Tonnage 4764.00
Net Tonnage 3593.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00155

Vessel History

Rebuilds Rebuilt by Collingwood Shipyards, Ltd., Collingwood, Ontario, 1918 (400 x 50 x 24.25; 4578 gross - 3404 registered). Lengthened at Collingwood, Ontario, 1924 (494 x 50.16 x 24.25; 5461 gross - 4268 registered).
History As WESTERN STAR: Struck Robertson Rock, North Channel, Georgian Bay, bearing NE x E from Clapperton Island Lighthouse, on September 24, 1915. Bow was in seven feet water; stern sank in 114 feet of water. Refloated by Great Lakes Towing Co. on September 18, 1917, and taken to Collingwood, Ontario, for repairs. Remained idle at Goderich, ON, from 1932-35. Ran aground near Valleyfield, Quebec, 1959.
Disposition Sold for scrap, 1962. Dismantled by Stelco at Hamilton, ON, in winter, 1963-1964; midbody reportedly converted to crane barge (150 x 50) for Port of Hamilton.

Build Information

Builder Detroit Ship Building Co.
Place Built Wyandotte, MI
Date Built 1903-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
GLENISLA1918-00-001926-00-00CANADA138214
PRESCOTT1926-00-001963-00-00CANADA138214

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Michael J. Cummings1903-00-001912-00-00U.S.200376
Cadillac Steamship Co. (Herbert K. Oakes, Mgr.)1912-00-001915-00-00U.S.200376
Great Lakes Transportation Co. (James Playfair, Mgr.)1918-00-001926-00-00CANADA138214
Canada Steamship Line, Ltd.1926-00-001963-00-00CANADA138214