Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 200910
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 416.00
Width 50.00
Depth 28.00
Gross Tonnage 4682.00
Net Tonnage 3368.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00421

Vessel History

Rebuilds Canadian tonnage, 1921 (4176 gross - 3000 registered).
History As FRANCIS WIDLAR: Stranded on Pancake Shoal, Lake Superior, November 12, 1920. Surrendered to underwriters as constructive total loss. Sold to W.H. Becker, et.al., on May 22, 1921, and resold to Matthews Steamships, Ltd., on July 26, 1921.As BAYTON: Struck lighthouse and west breakwall at Lorain, OH, during 35 m.p.h. gale on May 10, 1949. Released by tugs ARIZONA and TEXAS on same day. Tore an eight foot hole on starboard side amidship, and spent one week at American Ship Building Co.'s Lorain shipyard receiving repairs.
Lost rudder on a downbound trip in June, 1966, with cargo of grain, Fort William, Ont., for Port Colborne, Ont. Completed trip in tow. Sold to Marine Salvage, Ltd., Port Colborne and passed down Port Colborne with tugs ATOMIC and AMHERSTBURG on July 3, 1966. Boilers transferred to propeller SHELTER BAY at Rameys Bend, Welland Canal. Hull then released to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., of Chicago, IL, for use as temporary breakwater at construction site of Burns Harbor, IN. Passed up Detroit, September 26, 1966, in tow of tugs ATOMIC and AMHERSTBURG.

Build Information

Builder American Shipbuilding Co.
Place Built Cleveland, OH
Date Built 1904-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Columbia Steamship Co. (William H. Becker, Mgr.)1904-00-001916-00-00U.S.200910
Interstate Steamship Co. (William H. Becker, Mgr.)1916-00-001920-00-00U.S.200910
William H. Becker, et.al.1921-00-001921-00-00U.S.200910
Matthews Steamships, Ltd.1921-00-001932-00-00CANADA141675
Frederick C. Clarkson, Receiver (Toronto Elevators, Ltd., Mgrs.)1932-00-001933-00-00CANADA141675
Colonial Steamships, Ltd.1933-00-001960-00-00CANADA141675
Scott Misener Steamships, Ltd.1960-00-001966-00-00CANADA141675