Trevor, John B.

1895                                   John B. Trevor                                  1919 (1935)

Steel whaleback bulk freighter

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 135
First frames laid Nov 10, 1893, launched May 1, 1995

326’ LOA, 308’ LBP, 38’ beam, 24’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1100 IHP

Enrolled at Marquette MI April 22, 1895 (Temp #28)
308.0 x 38.0 x 24.0, 1713.02 GT, 1318.41 NT     US 77173     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service May 30, 1895 carrying iron ore from Duluth MN to Ashtabula OH

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY March 10, 1896

Rammed Aug 10, 1899 and sunk by her barge 131 in the Southeast Bend of the St. Clair River opposite Star Island Hotel.  No lives lost.  Raised and returned to service.

Fleet sold 1900 to Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Duluth MN)

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

Wrecked Oct 13, 1909 on Rocky Reef near Isle Royale, Lake Superior.  No lives lost.  Upbound with cargo of coal.  Abandoned to the underwriters as constructive total loss.  Enrollment surrendered Aug 9, 1910.  Salvaged 1910 by F. S. Wiley, Port Arthur ON and towed there for repairs.

Sold 1912 to Canadian Northwest Steamship Co., Port Arthur ON, Thos. Marks & Co., Mgr. (home port to Port Arthur ON)
Enrolled Canadian at 362.0 x 38.8 x 18.0, 2004 GT, 1292 NT     Can 131053

Renamed Atikokan 1913

Sold 1917 to Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal QC

Assigned 1918 to off-Lakes service.  Cut in two at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., towed to tidewater and rejoined.

Damaged by fire 1922 in Halifax NS and not repaired.  Scrapped at Halifax 1935

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 360




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