1907 Salt Lake City 1918
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 74
Launched Aug 29, 1907
552’ LOA, 532’ LBP, 56’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP
Enrolled at Cleveland OH Sept 11, 1907 (#13)
532.0 x 56.2 x 26.5, 6530 GT, 4843 NT US 204526 to:
Holmes Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, W. A. Hawgood, Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)
Entered service 1907
Fleet merged 1911 into Acme Transit Co., Cleveland OH, W. A. and A. H. Hawgood, Mgr.
Sold 1912 to Continental Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN) and renamed Chester A. Congdon.
Stranded Nov 6, 1918 on Canoe Rocks, Isle Royale, Lake Superior. Downbound from Fort William ON with cargo of wheat, ran on rocks in heavy fog. No lives lost. Later broke in two and sank.
See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 74