Sunday, March 30, 2008

City Of Montreal

Congratulations Rock! The Rock has correctly identified this week’s Mystery Ship as the City Of Montreal. The ship was built in 1927 at Midland, Ontario by the Midland Ship Building Company. She was one of five “City Class” package freighters built for the Canada Steamship Lines. The vessel was sold in 1961 to Steelfactors, Ltd. and scrapped shortly thereafter at the Davie Shipbuilding & Repair Yard in Lauzon, Quebec.


Anonymous The Rock said...

Weyburn or one of her sister ships. I will go with Weyburn.

April 06, 2008 8:01 AM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

No but close!

April 06, 2008 5:05 PM  
Anonymous the rock said...


ookpik, I am getting too old for this. Anyway, I will go back to the drawing boards.
Hint: Begin with an F?

April 07, 2008 7:39 AM  
Anonymous the rock said...

Back from the drawing boards.

If it is not the Fernie, Selkirk,Winnipeg or Saskatoon,then all that's left from the old 250 ft. Lower Lake class of Canadian SS Lines coal carriers is the Lethbridge.

Otherwise, it's the Titanic.

April 07, 2008 3:05 PM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Hi Rock,

The ship in question is slightly smaller but very close in appearance to those you mentioned.

April 07, 2008 4:53 PM  
Anonymous the rock said...

I have my head in the sand. It is not a coal boat, it is one of CSL's package freighters.
Bsck to the drawing boards. How about a hint.
Is it one of the "City of's"

April 07, 2008 7:58 PM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Yep! "City Of ____"

April 07, 2008 11:06 PM  
Anonymous The Rock said...

City of Hamilton, City of Windsor, City of Montreal, City of Toronto.
There may be another "City" that just does not come to mind.
To me, they all looked alike and other than the name on the bow, I could not tell the difference between any of them.
Probably not the City of Grosse Pointe Woods.

April 08, 2008 5:02 AM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

We have a winner! :)

April 10, 2008 6:48 PM  

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