Mystery Photo #77: Passenger Boat arriving in Duluth

Date unknown. Photographer unknown. Name of vessel unknown.

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First Time Poster

about 6 years ago

My guess would be the SS Noronic, a steamer that made trips to Duluth from 1914 through 1949. The ship was destroyed in a tragic fire in Toronto in September 1949, which resulted in at least 118 deaths.

Wikipedia entry
Zenity City Online

Paul Lundgren

about 6 years ago

Here are the two images side by side. It looks like a pretty good match. There seem to be some subtle differences, but parts of the ship may have changed over time.

Mike Creger

about 6 years ago

1915 advertising

Paul Lundgren

about 6 years ago

The "big steel Floating Hotel."

Gina Temple-Rhodes

about 6 years ago

Walkerville Times: "The Burning of the Noronic"

There were two sister ships in the Canadian Steamship Lines, the SS Huronic and the SS Hamonic, but this image does seem to match the Noronic shape the best.

Greg Grell

about 6 years ago

The Noronic had a unique hull design. She was found to be a bit top heavy and  unstable in rolling waves. Her owners had her modified with hull plates that flared out at the water line. This stabilized her and made her look a bit unusual. This flared hull is quite pronounced in some photos I've seen of her.

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