The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gleneagle (Freighter), 1925

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      GLENEAGLES (Can. 152643) was built in 1925 by Midland Shipbuilding Company at Midland, Ontario, for the Great Lakes Transportation Co., Ltd., of Midland. Both the shipyard and the Operating company were part of the vast maritime empire of the late James Playfair. GLENEAGLES was a standard bulk carrier of dimensions 580' x 60' x 29', 8,233 gross tons and 4,780 net tons. Her power plant is a triple-expansion engine of 24 1/2 - 41 1/2 - 72 inches diameter of cylinders and 48" stroke, built in 1918 in the United States by the Hooven, Owens, Renschler Mfg. Co. of Hamilton, Ohio. These engines had been built for U.S. Shipping Board ocean vessel installation and were acquired as World War I surplus. In 1927 GLENEAGLES was acquired by Canada Steamship Lines, as were many other of Playfair's ships. This ship is still in service, being used most frequently in recent years on the all-lake Superior iron ore shuttle between Port Arthur or Duluth-Superior and the Algoma Steel mills at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
      Telescope Magazine
      March 1962 p. 62

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Gleneagle (Freighter), 1925