North Star 1

1889                                  North Star      1                                  1908

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 23
Launched Feb 12, 1889

312’6” LOA, 299’ LBP, 40’6” beam, 24’6” depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 22, 1889 (Temp #124)
299.5 x 40.8 x 21.6, 2476.35 GT, 1885.14 NT     US 130435     to:
Northern Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port Superior WI)
(fleet a joint venture of Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railways)

Entered service 1889

Sank str. Chas. J. Sheffield June 19, 2889 off Whitefish Point, Lake Superior.

Permanent enrollment at Marquette MI July 26, 1889 (#5)

Home port to Duluth MN 1898

Fleet sold 1903 to Mutual Transit Co., Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Sunk Nov 25, 1908 in collision with fleetmate steamer Northern Queen off Port Sanilac MI, Lake Huron in heavy fog.  Vessel downbound from Duluth with mixed cargo of flour, wheat and shingles.  No lives lost (crew picked up by Northern Queen).  Enrollment surrendered Dec 2, 1908

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 270

 

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