1908                                  Caldera                                  1968

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 173
Construction contract transferred to West Bay City from Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Wyandotte MI
Launched Dec 28, 1907

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Feb 11, 1908 (Temp #
504.0 x 54.0 x 26.9, 6328 GT, 4686 NT     US 204864     to:
Croxton Steamship Co., Bay City MI, S. P. Cranage, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN) (firm incorrectly shown on enrollment as Croxton Transportation Co.)

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN April 1, 1908 (#27) (correct firm name)

Entered service June 27, 1908, clearing Bay City MI light for Lorain OH to load coal for Duluth MN

Sold 1912 to Kinney Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Renamed A. T. Kinney 1918

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold 1936 to Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Fleet renamed Wilson Marine Transit Co. April 1957

Sold 1961 to Winona Steamships Ltd., Montreal QC, N. J. Reoch, Mgr. (home port to Hamilton Bermuda) and renamed Hillsdale.
Enrolled Bermudan at 511.6 x 54.2 x 26.9, 6866 GT, 5020 NT     Br 199398

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1966     Can 199398     (home port to Hamilton ON)

Sold for scrap 1968 to Steel Factors Ltd.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC June 17, 1968 with str. Algocen towed by German tug Bremen.  Tow arrived at Santander Spain July 8, 1968.



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