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