Cadillac 1

1892                                  Cadillac     1                                  1922

Steel Great Lakes bulk carrier

Built at South Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 5
Launched May 24, 1892

243’6” LOA, 230’ LBP, 37’ beam, 21’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, triple expansion engine, 485 IHP

Enrolled at Marquette MI July 6, 1892 (2)
230.0 x 37.2 x 15.3, 1263.54 GT, 1068.17 NT     US 126876     to
Cleveland Iron Mining Co., Cleveland OH (home port Ishpeming MI)

Entered service 1892

Company name changed 1894 to Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Cleveland OH

Transferred 1906 to Grand Island Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr. (home port to Grand Island MI)

Sold 1913 to American Interlake Co., Duluth MN, Roy M. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)
Operated, still under U. S. flag, by Canadian Interlake Line, Toronto ON, J. W. Norcross & Co., Mgr.

Fleet acquired 1913 by Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Enrolled Canadian 1916  235.1 x 36.8 x 15.4, 1297 GT, 732 NT   Can 138230   (home port to Montreal QC)

Renamed Maplehurst 1920

Stranded Dec 1, 1922 off the west breakwater of the Portage Lake Canal, Keweenaw Peninsula, Lake Superior.  11 lives lost.  Upbound with cargo of coal from Lorain OH for Port Arthur ON, encountered gale on Lake Superior and attempted to find shelter in ship canal.  When the vessel began to founder, nine members of her crew were taken aboard the Coast Guard cutter which had come alongside.  The other eleven stayed with the ship and were lost when she was driven on the rocks and became a total loss.

See history in Scanner Oct 1972 (#24)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 205



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