1901 Lake Shore 1927
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 602
Launched May 1, 1901
376’ LOA, 356’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP
Enrolled at Detroit MI June 3, 1901 (#69a)
356.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 3871 GT, 2997 NT US 141717 to:
West Bay City Shipbuilding Co.
Entered service 1901
Reenrolled at Sandusky OH June 7, 1901 (#30a) to:
Lake Shore Transit Co., Cleveland OH, J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr. (home port Vermillion OH)
Transferred 1903 to Gilchrist Transportation Co. (home port to Fairport OH)
Gilchrist 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 Indus
Cargo hold rebuilt 1914 to arch construction
Sold March 26, 1926 to Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON (home port to Fort William ON) and renamed Altadoc (1)
Enrolled Canadian at 364.7 x 50.2 x 23.8, 3815 GT, 2873 NT Can 116577
Stranded Dec 8, 1927 on Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior. Travelling upbound light from Owen Sound ON to Fort William ON, steering gear failed in storm off the Canadian shore. Blown across the lake until she fetched up on Keweenaw Point six hours later. Hull broke in two and fire started in her coal bunker, which smoldered until Jan 1928. Hull scrapped in 1942.
See history in Scanner Nov 1989 (#177)