Sunday, January 06, 2008


Who am I?

Thanks to Ted Wilush for identifying the ship as the Prescott. The ship was built by the Detroit Ship Building Company and launched in 1903 as the Western Star. The ship was acquired by the Cadillac Steamship Company in 1912. On September 24, 1915 the ship struck Robertson Rock in Georgian Bay. After a lengthy repair the ship was sold to the Great Lakes Transportation Company in 1918 and renamed the Glenisla. The Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd. bought the ship in 1926 and renamed her the Prescott. The Prescott then sailed the Great Lakes for another 35 years before being scrapped in 1963.


Anonymous the rock said...

Not doing very well, but still working on it! I know many that come close, but so far, no cigar.

January 24, 2008 3:49 PM  
Anonymous TWilush said...

This is most likely CSL's Prescott. Her profile was slightly different than that of Goderich (which appeared earlier on this blog) and the vessel is too long to be any of their other, smaller turret style vessels.

January 11, 2013 1:21 AM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Hi Ted,

Thanks for the identification.

January 18, 2013 9:11 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home