Mather, Samuel 2

1906                                  Samuel Mather     2                                  1984

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 165
Launched July 28, 1906

550’ LOA, 530’ LBP, 60’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Aug 16, 1906 (Temp #15)
530.0 x 60.2 x 32.2, 6751 GT, 5408 NT     US 203407     to:
Mesaba Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH Aug 17, 1906 (#25)

Entered service Aug 1906

Fleet merged 1913 into Interlake Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Renamed Pathfinder  (2) 1925

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Laid up June 20, 1960 at Superior WI and did not operate again for this fleet

Sold 1964 to Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON (home port to London Eng.) and renamed Goderich  (2)
Enrolled British at 529.8 x 60.2 x 26.1, 7907 GT, 5608 NT     Br 306336

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1965     Can 306336     (home port to Toronto ON)

Boilers converted 1973 to oil firing at Toronto ON

Sold 1980 to Pierson Steamships Ltd. (the Soo River Co.), Mississauga ON, Westdale Shipping Ltd., Mgr. and renamed Soo River Trader.

Fleet failed and vessel sold Aug 1982 to P & H Shipping Ltd., Mississauga ON and renamed Pineglen  (1).

Did not operate 1983 season.

Sold for scrap 1984 to A. Newman.  Renamed Neglen (painting out part of former name) for scrap tow.
Towed to Port Maitland ON and scrapped there.

 

IMO 5271587

 

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 370

 

 

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