1890                                  Mariska                                  1961

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 31
Launched Feb 19, 1890

314’ LOA, 292’ LBP, 40’ beam, 24’6”’ depth
2 decks, 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 92169     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 July 16, 1914 to Bassett Steamship Co., Toronto, ON
Enrolled Canadian 1915 at 297.0 x 40.3 x 21.2, 2502 GT, 1875 NT    Can 130979    (home port to Collingwood ON)

Sold Sept 13, 1918 to J.F.M. Stewart, Toronto ON and L. C. Herdman, Montreal QC for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two at Buffalo NY by the Buffalo Dry Dock Co., towed to Montreal QC and rejoined by Canadian Vickers Ltd.

Sold 1923 to Minto Trading Co., Toronto ON, J.F.M. Stewart, Mgr. and renamed Kamaris.  Recut at Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal QC, lengthened 64’ and returned to the Great Lakes.  Rejoined at Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ashtabula OH

Reenrolled Canadian 364.4 x 40.2 x 22.0, 3072 GT, 1874 NT (home port to Montreal QC)

Fleet entered receivership early 1926 and vessel sold to Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON and renamed Quedoc  (1) (home port to Fort William ON)

Fleet renamed N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. 1951

Laid up at Midland ON 1958 and 1959 seasons

Sold Nov 1959 to Marine Salvage Ltd, Port Colborne, ON, resold to Holden Sand & Gravel Co., Toronto ON.

Renamed H. S. & G. No. 1 1960 and converted to barge at Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON)

Scrapped 1961 at Hamilton ON by Steel Company of Canada

See history in Scanner March 1981 (#100)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 281



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *