Steam screw MERIDEN.* U.S. No. 115769. Of 849 tons gross; 759 tons net. Built at West Bay City in 1881. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.226.6 x 31.5 x 10.3 and 900 Nominal horse power.
* Formerly steam screw SAGINAW VALLEY.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1899
Steam screw KONGO.* U. S. No. 115769. Of 672 tons gross; 482 tons net. Built at Bay City, Mich., in 1881. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 215.0 x 31.0 x 10.2 and a crew of 12. 450 indicated horse power. Freight service,
* steam screw [a] SAGINAW VALLEY, [B] MERIDEN.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1906
Propeller OVERLAND.* Official Canadian Number 134520. Built at Bay City, Mich., U.S.A. in 1881. Of 758 gross tons; 398 tons reg. Home port, Sarnia, Ont. Owned by Harold D. Robertson of , et al, Toronto, Ont. 215.0 x 31.3 x 10.4 and 54 horse power.
* Foreign name KONGO.
List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920
NOTE:-- [a] SAGINAW VALLEY, [[b] MERIDEN, [c] KONGO, [d] OVERLAND
. . . . .
SAGINAW VALLEY.* Built April 12, 1881 Bulk Propeller - Wood
U. S. No. 115769 620 gt -592 nt 161' x 31' x 10'
Lengthened 65' and rebuilt in 1897.
* Renamed (b) MERIDEN - US -1897
(c) KONGO -US -1903
(d) OVERLAND -Can -1917 ( C 134520)
Beached at Port Dalhousie, Ont., Lake Ontario, as breakwater for rifle range in 1926; later broken up.
Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
Institute for Great Lakes Research