Gilchrist, Frank W.

1904                                  Frank W. Gilchrist                                  1963 (1983)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 611
Launched Oct 14, 1903

436’ LOA, 416’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Nov 3, 1903 (#20)
416.0 x 50.0 x 24.0, 4551 GT, 3451 NT     US 200378     to:
West Bay City Shipbuilding Co.,

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH Nov 24, 1903 (#36) to:
Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service spring 1904

Fleet went into receivership 1910

Sold at auction 1913 to Lackawanna Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr.
Fleet renamed Interlake Steamship Co. and vessel renamed Cepheus.

Cargo hold rebuilt 1925 to arch construction

Sold March 26, 1926 to Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON (home port to Fort William ON) and renamed Mantadoc  (1).
Enrolled Canadian at 423.5 x 50.2 x 24.0, 4466 GT, 3060 NT     Can 116580

Fleet merged 1951 into parent N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd.

Sold 1963 to Goderich Elevator & Transit Co., Goderich ON for grain storage in Goderich harbor and retired from active service.  Renamed R. G. Sanderson.

Scrapped 1983 at Thunder Bay ON by Western Metals Ltd.

 

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