1880                                      Hiawatha                                           1919

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Gibraltar MI by Linn & Craig, Hull 21
Launched June 9, 1880

244’ LOA, 234’ LBP, 36’ beam, 20’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, low pressure engine, 750 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 6, 1880 (Temp #6)
234.6 x 36.1 x 19.9, 1398.72 tons (1159.90 NT 1882)     US 95600     to:
Thomas Wilson et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service July 1880

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH July 14, 1880 (#7)

Sold 1887 to W. R. Burt, Port Huron MI

Repowered 1889 with fore and aft compound engine

Sold 1890 to C. H. Lane and Martha A. Simpson ½ each, Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Sold 1892 to Joseph C. Gilchrist, Cleveland OH (home port to Vermillion OH)

Transferred 1897 to Lake Shore Transit Co. 

Transferred 1903 to Gilchrist Transportation Co. (home port to Fairport OH)

Sold 1913 to Cabotia Steamship Co., Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC) and renamed Cabotia. .U.S. enrollment surrendered March 6, 1913
Enrolled Canadian at 243.5 x 35.6 x 19.6, 1530 GT, 932 NT     Can 133825 

Sold 1916 to Canada Shipping Co., Montreal QC

Sold Jan 3, 1918 to George Hall Coal Co. of Canada, Montreal QC

Grounded Aug 25, 1919 on Main Duck Island, Lake Ontario and abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.  Sold to Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking Co. and abandoned 1921 at Kingston ON.

See history in Scanner Dec 1987 (#159)







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