1892                                  Maritana                                  1946

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 4
Launched June 8, 1892
With Mariposa and W. H. Gilbert longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until S. S. Curry, Merida and Centurion of 1893 – superseded E. C. Pope of 1891)

348’ LOA, 330’ LBP, 45’ beam, 24’6” depth
2 decks, hold beams, 8 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1400 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 11, 1892 (#7)
330.0 x 45.2 x 20.3, 2957.02 GT, 2429.95 NT     US 92448     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 1892

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)

Rebuilt 1918 to 1 deck and arch construction at Cleveland OH
Remeasured to 2914 GT, 1770 NT

Sold 1929 to Buckeye Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr.

Traded in 1943 with strs. Mariposa and Alexander McDougall  to U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC on the purchase price of str. John T. Huchinson.  Operated during World War II by Buckeye Steamship Co.

Laid up 1945 Erie PA

Sold for scrap 1946 to Steel Company of Canada.  Towed to Hamilton Ont. and scrapped in 1947



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