1899                                  Eureka                                  1900 (1937)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 35
Launched May 13, 1899

250’ LOA, 238’ LBP, 42’ beam, 26’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 19, 1899 (#98)
237.5 x 42.0 x 23.4, 2122 GT, 1399 NT     US 136740     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH June 22, 1899 (#101) to:
Eureka Transit Co., Cleveland OH, W. A. Hawgood, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service 1899

Built for salt water service but operated on the Great Lakes for 1899 and 1900 seasons because “she’s making big money on the Lakes.” (Detroit Free Press Oct 8, 1899)

Left the Great Lakes fall 1900 (grounded at Philadelphia PA on arrival there).  Chartered to carry coal from Philadelphia to Boston MA but sold to west coast interests in spring 1901.

Renamed Ketchikan 1917, Nizina 1927 and Nizina Maru (Jap.) 1936

Scrapped 1937 in Japan



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