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H. C. Frick (Freighter), 1899

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PORTADOC (3), C.116576, Lake Bulk Freighter. Built in 1899 by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland (Hull #79) and launched August 5, 1899 as a) H.C. FRICK (1), US.96464, for Cleveland S.S. Co. (Mitchell, mgr.). 436' LOA x 50' x 28'; 4581 GRT. Powered by a 1700 ihp triple expansion steam engine and three coal fired Scotch marine boilers. Renamed b) E.A.S. CLARKE (1) in 1906. Sold to Interlake S.S. Co. (Pickands Mather, mgr.) in 1916 and renamed c) MARS (1). Sold Canadian in 1926 to Paterson S.S. Co. Ltd., Fort William, Ont. and renamed d) CANADOC (1). Reboilered in 1953 with two coal fired Scotch boilers. In 1961 renamed e) PORTADOC (3). Sold to Marine Salvage Ltd. and laid up at Humberstone, Ont. in 1966. Later towed to Quebec City and departed from there May 30, 1970 with the steamer NIXON BERRY towed by the tug ROTESAND for scrapping overseas. Arrived July 1, 1970 at Vado, Italy where they were broken up.
      Detroit Marine Historian
      Calander 1996

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H. C. Frick (Freighter), 1899