McWilliams, John J.

1895                                  John J. McWilliams                                  1928

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 105
Launched April 20, 1895

372’ LOA, 352’ LBP, 45’ beam, 26’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1100 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI April 18, 1895 (#69)
352.0 x 44.8 x 22.8, 3400.08 GT, 2808.93 NT     US 77170     to:
Gratwick Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Mitchell & Co., Mgr.

Entered service 1895

Cargo hold rebuilt 1909 to arch construction

Sold Jan 15, 1916 to E. P. Smith, Buffalo NY

Sold Feb 11, 1916 to Grand Island Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr and renamed Central West.

Sold 1919 to Paisley Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr.

Transferred 1928 to J. A. Paisley Steamship Co., Cleveland OH and renamed M. J. Bartelme

Stranded Oct 4, 1928 on Cana Island, Green Bay.  No lives lost.




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