Superior City

1898                                  Superior City                                  1920

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 29
Launched April 13, 1898

450’ LOA, 430’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1900 IHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN May 16, 1898 (#58)
429.0 x 50.0 x 24.7, 4795.40 GT, 3693.90 NT     US 116820      to:
Zenith Transit Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1898

Fleet merged 1900 into American Steamship Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Fleet merged spring 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Sunk Aug 20, 1920 in collision with Willis L. King, 5 miles SE of Whitefish Point, Lake Superior.  Superior City downbound with iron ore from Two Harbors MN, King up light.  After collision boilers exploded, killing 29 of the 33 aboard.  (Captain, second mate, boatswain and wheelsman lost.)  Enrollment surrendered Dec 31, 1920.

See history in Scanner Oct 2005 (#294)




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