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1907                                  Cyprus                                  1907

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 353
Launched Aug 17, 1907

440’ LOA, 420’ LBP, 52’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Sept 13, 1907 (#14)
420.0 x 52.0 x 28.0, 4900 GT, 3582 NT     US 204527     to:
Lackawanna Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr.

Entered service 1907

Delivered one cargo of iron ore.  Returned to Superior WI and cleared Oct 9 with her second cargo, bound for Lackawanna NY.

Foundered Oct 11, 1907 in storm off Deer Park MI, 35 miles west of Whitefish Point, Lake Superior.  22 of 23 lost.  Hatch covers failed and vessel took on water through hatches.  (This sinking resulted in the rule that tarpaulins be placed over hatches after September 1st for sailing on the open lakes.)  Enrollment surrendered Oct 11, 1907.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 154

 

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