1900                                  Madeira                                  1905

Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 38
Launched Jan 24, 1900

450’7” LOA, 436’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 12, 1900 (#134)
436.0 x 50.2 x 24.2, 5039 GT, 4667 NT     US 93020     to:
Minnesota Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co. Mgr. (home port Ashtabula OH)
Fleet owned by Minnesota Iron Mining Co. (parent company controlled by J. P. Morgan’s Federal Steel Co. 1900-1901)

Entered service 1900

Fleet merged spring 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Stranded Nov 28, 1905 on Split Rock Point, 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors MN, Lake Superior.  Upbound for Duluth MN towed by str. William Edenborn, tow line from steamer parted.  Driven on shore and broke up on the rocks.  One life lost.  Enrollment surrendered Feb 8, 1906.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 235




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