1896 Maricopa 1962 (1974)
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 21
Launched July 2, 1896
425’ LOA, 406’ LBP, 48’ beam, 28’ depth
2 decks, hold beams, 12 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1600 IHP
Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 29, 1896 (#11)
406.0 x 48.2 x 23.4, 4223.57 GT, 3669.85 NT US 92736 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 1896
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)
Cargo hold rebuilt 1923 to arch construction at Conneaut OH by Pittsburgh Steamship Co.
Remeasured to 3979 GT, 2966 NT
Sold 1936 to John P. Geistman, Duluth MN
Transferred 1937 to International Transportation Co., Duluth MN, John P. Geistman, Mgr. and renamed John P. Geistman 1937
Transferred 1938 to Geistman Steamship Co., Duluth MN
Sold 1939 to Lakehead Transportation Co., Fort William ON (home port to Port Arthur ON)
Enrolled Canadian at 412.2 x 48.2 x 23.3, 4281 GT, 3200 NT Can 171063
Renamed E. E. Johnson 1940
Sold 1943 to Great Lakes Lumber & Shipping Ltd., Fort William ON
Sold 1945 to Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON and renamed Altadoc (2). (home port to Fort William ON)
Fleet renamed N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. 1951.
Sold 1962 to Goderich Elevator & Transit Co., Goderich ON for grain storage in Goderich harbor.
Renamed D. B. Weldon (1). Towed to Thunder Bay ON in 1974 and scrapped.
See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 276