McGean, John A.

1908                                  John A. McGean                                  1913

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 359
Launched Feb 22, 1908

452’ LOA, 432’ LBP, 52’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 3, 1908 (#38)
432.0 x 52.0 x 28.0, 5100 GT, 3777 NT     US 205032     to:
Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service April 27, 1908, clearing Cleveland OH with coal for Fort William ON

Foundered about Nov 9, 1913 north of Tawas Point, Lake Huron in the “Big Storm” of 1913.  All 23 lost.  Enrollment surrendered Nov 20, 1913.

 

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