1897                                  Minneapolis                                  1936

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size package freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 27
Launched April 24, 1897

254’6” LOA, 238’ LBP, 42’ beam, 26’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 700 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 24, 1897 (#126)
238.0 x 42.2 x 22.2, 2029.41 GT, 1221.92 NT     US 92769     to:
Lower-Lake Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, R. R. Rhodes, Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1897

Sold 1907 to Mutual Transit Co., Buffalo NY

Sold Dec 24, 1915 to Charles W. Morse & Co. for off-Lakes service and left Great Lakes.

Renamed Ramon Marimon (Cuba) 1916

Sold June 1922 to Rutland-Lake Michigan Transit Co., Chicago IL, D. Sullivan & Co., Mgr. (home port to Chicago IL), returned to the Great Lakes and renamed Burlington (2)

Cargo hold rebuilt 1929 to arch construction and converted to self-unloader

Transferred 1931 to Gartland Steamship Co., Chicago IL

Stranded Dec 6, 1936 off breakwater at Holland MI, Lake Michigan and broke in two.  No lives lost.  Enroute from Toledo OH to Holland with cargo of pig iron.



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