1890 Manola 1924
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 30
Launched Jan 21, 1890
292’ LBP, 40’ beam, 24’6”’ depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP
Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 19, 1890 (#93)
282.4 x 40.3 x 21.2, 2325.99 GT, 1835.86 NT US 92170 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 1890
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)
Sold Jan 25, 1918 to U. S. Shipping Board, Washington DC for off-Lakes service during World War I. Cut in two at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co. and towed to Lake Ontario, where the bow section foundered Dec 3, 1918 in a storm. All 12 lost. Stern section continued to Lauzon QC, where a new bow section was built by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co.
Purchased 1920 by Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC). Shortened 34’ to canal dimensions at Lauzon QC and returned to the Great Lakes.
Enrolled Canadian 249.7 x 40.2 x 21.3, 2404 GT, 1333 NT Can 141836
Renamed Mapledawn 1921
Lengthened 99’ 1923 at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 349.7 x 40.2 x 21.3, 3100 GT, 1671 NT
Stranded Nov 30, 1924 on Christian Island, Georgian Bay. No lives lost. Enroute to Port McNicoll ON with barley. During winter became total loss.
See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 202