Smith, Lyman C.

1905                                  Lyman C. Smith                                  1981

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 159
Launched May 27, 1905

545’ LOA, 525’ LBP, 55’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI June 9, 1905 (Temp #74)
525.0 x 55.2 x 31.0, 6200 GT, 4916 NT     US 202056     to:
L. C. Smith Transit Co., Cleveland OH (home port Oswego NY)

Entered service June 1905

Permanent enrollment at Oswego NY March 28, 1906 (#3) (incorrectly to Lyman C. Smith Transportation Co.)

Wilkinson fleets merged 1911 into Great Lakes Steamship Co.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1951

Rebuilt 1951.  Hatches to 24’ centers.
Remeasured to 531.5 x 55.2 x 27.0, 6616 GT, 5343 NT

Fleet sold 1957 to Wilson Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Sold Jan 1966 to Hindman Transportation Co., Owen Sound ON (home port to Owen Sound ON) and renamed Martha Hindman
Enrolled Canadian at 531.1 x53.7 x 27.1, 7269 GT, 4604 NT

Boilers converted 1972 to oil firing at Owen Sound ON

Fleet sold 1978 to Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co., Thorold ON

Renamed Lac des Iles 1979

Grounded Oct 6, 1980 in lower Detroit River.  Continued sailing but drydocking at season end found her damage too great for repair.

Sold for scrap 1981 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Mexican owners for grain storage at Tampico Mexico.  While under tow of Canadian tug Irving Birch in tandem with str. Marlhill foundered June 1, 1981 off Cape Charles VA, Atlantic Ocean.

IMO 5215181



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