Passenger Steamer North West

The North West. (Image: Zenith City Press)

Built in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1894 by the Globe Shipbuilding Company, the North West was operated by the Northern Steamship Company out of Buffalo, New York. Her days as a passenger ship ended in 1911, when she was gutted by fire while in Buffalo. In 1918 she was cut in half, lengthened, and rerigged as a saltie. In 1920 she was renamed the Maplecourt. She met her fate in the North Atlantic in 1941, torpedoed by a German U-Boat. All thirty-seven hands were lost.