1891                                  Marina                                  1917


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 1

Keel laid July 1, 1890, launched March 14, 1891

(First metal vessel launched on Lake Michigan)

308’3” LOA, 292’ LBP, 40’ beam, 24’6” depth

2 decks, hold beams, 9 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 27, 1891 (#)

292.0 x 40.2 x 20.8, 2431.71 GT, 1992.03 NT     US 92282     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 1891

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 1912 to Lakewood Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Sold 1912 to Canadian Northwest Steamship Co., Port Arthur ON, Thos. Marks & Co., Mgr. (home port Port Arthur ON).  U. S. enrollment surrendered Sept 30, 1912.  Renamed George A. Graham

Enrolled Canadian 310.5 x 39.1 x 21.3, 2410 GT, 1498 NT     Can 131051

(Registered length obviously in error since she was only 308’ in overall length)

Sold 1917 to Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal QC

Stranded Oct 7, 1917 on Fitzwilliam Island at the entrance to Georgian Bay from Lake Huron in storm.  No lives lost.  Enroute with wheat to Midland ON


See history in Scanner March 1984 (#127)

Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 153





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