Mitchell, Alfred

1900                                 Alfred Mitchell                                 1917 (1941)

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at St. Clair MI by Simon Langell
Launched June 10, 1900

263’6” LOA, 255’ LBP, 39’5” beam, 25’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 1032 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI June 30, 1900 (#101)
255.0 x 39.5 x 21.0, 1751 GT, 1550 NT     US 107551     to:
Langell Brothers, St. Clair MI

Entered service 1900

Transferred 1903 to Lakeside Steamship Co., J. D. Langell, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold Oct 27, 1917 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.  Because she was too long to transit the canals of the St. Lawrence River, ten feet of her stern was removed at Buffalo NY by American Ship Building Co. and put on her deck.  When she reached tidewater, her stern was reattached at Montreal QC.  (This is the only known case of a wooden vessel cut in two for transit to the sea.)

Renamed Isla de la Reunion (Belgium) 1919

Scrapped 1941



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