The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. A. McKee (Propeller), C125442, 14 Oct 1908

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Toronto, Ont., Oct. 14. -- The new steel freighter, the steamer J. A. McKEE of the Western Transportation Company has arrived in the harbor on her maiden trip up the lakes. She is loaded with pig iron for Port Arthur, which she took on at Sydney, Cape Breton. The J. A. McKEE which was built in England, will engage in the grain trade the remainder of the season.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 14, 1908
      Steam Screw THORDOC.* Official Canadian No. 125442. Built at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, in 1908. Of 2,158 gross tons; 1,375 tons reg. Home port, Fort William. Ont. 248.0 x 43.1 x 22.5 and 204 horse power. Owned by the Paterson Steamship Co., Fort William, Ont.
      * Formerly J.A. McKEE.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1933

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J. A. McKee (Propeller), C125442, 14 Oct 1908