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Titans of Industry: 1908

Titans of Industry: 1908

Circa 1908. "Hulett machine unloading ore at Buffalo, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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These loaders (usually called car loaders) continued in service well into the 50's and 60's.

William S. Mack

The William S. Mack was launched on Sept.21, 1901. This traditional styled steel bulk freighter was built by American Shipbuilding Co. of Lorain, OH for the Lake Erie Transportation Company. Her dimensions were 366' (loa) x 48' x 28', 3720 GRT and her power derived from a coal fired triple expansion steam engine. The William S. Mack was acquired by the Algoma Central and Hudson Bay Railway Co., Sault Ste. Marie, ON late in 1917. She was renamed Home Smith in 1918 when she was painted the Algoma colors. After a rebuild, the vessel was renamed Algorail (1) in 1936. The Algorail (1) remained a part of the Algoma fleet until she was retired at the close of the 1962 season. She was scrapped in Toronto, ON in 1963.


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