Harvard

1900                                  Harvard                                   1960

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Ship Building Co., Hull 134
Launched May 19, 1900

474’ LOA, 454’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI June 28, 1900 (Temp #78)
461.0 x 50.2 x 29.5, 5054 GT, 4061 NT     US 96507     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)
(This fleet was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie to compete with John D. Rockefeller’s Bessemer Steamship Co.  When the United States Steel Corporation was founded in early 1901, the 99 vessels in five other fleets joined the thirteen vessels then in this fleet to become the ore-carrying arm of the Corporation, at 112 vessels the largest fleet on the Great Lakes.)

Entered service 1900

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN July 2, 1900 (#1)

Cargo hold rebuilt 1921 to arch construction at Conneaut OH
Remeasured to 4565 GT, 3435 NT

Sold 1948 to Buckeye Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr.

Sold for scrap 1961 to Luntz Iron & Steel Co.  Scrapped at Cleveland OH

 

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