Spalding, Jesse

1899                                  Jesse Spalding                                  1963

Steel Great Lakes lumber carrier

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 127
Launched July 29, 1899

240’ LOA, 220’ LBP, 40’ beam, 16’ depth
1 deck,  hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Aug 2, 1899 (Temp #14)
220.0 x 40.0 x14.0, 1043 GT, 856 NT     US 77362     to:
Spalding Lumber Co., Chicago IL (home port Chicago IL)

Entered service 1899

Transferred 1911 to Estate of Jesse Spalding

Sold Jan 22, 1916 to Coastwise Steamship Co. for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes
Remeasured to 1290 GT, 985 NT

Renamed Mooremack 1916 and Vindal 1917

Sold April 15, 1921 to Calumet Steamship Co., Chicago IL, D. Sullivan & Co., Mgr. and returned to the Great Lakes

Sold May 1, 1923 to Detroit Sulphite Transportation Co., Detroit MI and renamed Cordova (1)

Sold 1925 to F. D. Gleason Coal Co., Detroit MI and renamed Jay A. Pearson

Converted to dredge at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works

Sold 1935 to Tri-Lakes Steamship Co., Detroit MI and renamed Rockwood

Repowered 1944 with oil-fired boilers

Sold 1947 to Kelley Island Lime & Transport Co., Sandusky OH

Sold 1955 to Erie Sand Steamship Co., Erie PA

Transferred 1956 to Rockwood Navigation Co., a subsidiary of Erie Sand & Gravel Co.

Sold for scrap

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 363



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