Hill, Louis W.

1917                                  Louis W. Hill                                  1968 (20

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 721
Launched July 14, 1917

550’ LOA, 525’ LBP, 58’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 18, 1917 (#7)
525.0 x 58.0 x 31.0, 7038 GT, 5648 NT     US 215518     to:
Producers Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, M. A. Hanna & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1917

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Fleet transferred 1937 to National Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH

Traded 1955 with str. Albert E. Heekin to Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland OH for str. Ben Morreel and renamed Valley Camp  (2).

Sold 1957 to Republic Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH, Wilson Marine Transit Co., Mgr.

Laid up at the end of the 1961 season and did not operate again

Sold 1968 to Le Sault de Sainte Marie Historical Sites Inc. for use as a museum ship at Sault Ste. Marie MI

IMO 5375876

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 375

At Sault Ste. Marie MI 2011 as a museum vessel

 

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