(1917) 1927 Ormidale 1937 (1942)
Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter
Built at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corporation, Hull 81
Built as Motor I for Norwegian interests for off-Lakes service. Requisitioned by the United States Shipping Board at Manitowoc, renamed Lake Mohonk and left the Great Lakes upon completion
261’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 43’6” beam, 23’ depth
1 deck, 2 oil-fired diesel engines, 1000 BHP
250.5 x 43.5 x 20.4, 2124 GT, 1667 NT US 215702
Renamed Astmahco III 1919 and Ormidale 1921
Sold 1927 to Gravel Motorship Corporation, Buffalo NY, a subsidiary of Seneca Washed Gravel Corporation (home port to Buffalo NY) and returned to the Great Lakes
Entered Great Lakes service 1927
Chartered 1934 to John Roen, Sturgeon Bay WI.
Converted to crane vessel at Sturgeon Bay WI by Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
Sold 1937 to Old Ben Coal Corporation, New York NY for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes
Renamed Jupiter (Honduras) 1938 and Bluefields (Nicaragua) 1941
Torpedoed July 15, 1942 by German submarine and sunk off Cape Hatteras NC. One life lost. Enroute from New York NY to Havana Cuba.
See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 160