1890                                  Norman                                  1895

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 36
Launched Aug 30, 1890

312’6” LOA, 296’ LBP, 40’ beam, 24’6” depth
2 decks, hold beams, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1600 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Sept 29 1890 (#28)
296.5 x 40.4 x 21.0, 2304.48 GT, 1860.77 NT     US 130505     to:
Menominee Transit Co., Cleveland OH, M. A. Hanna & Co., Mgr. (home port Rockport OH)
Fleet founded by Ferdinand Schlesinger et al.  Controlled by Elbert H. Gary’s Federal Steel Co. 1899-1901

Entered service 1890

Sunk May 31, 1895 in collision with Canadian steamer Jack in dense fog off Middle Island, Lake Huron. 3 lives lost (steward’s wife and two crewmen);  the other 17 rescued by steamer M. Sicken. Norman was up light from Ashtabula OH to Escanaba MI.  Jack, with cargo of lumber, towed to shallow to sink, soon raised.  Final document lost with vessel;  copy surrendered June 5, 1895.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 264




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