1889 Vulcan 1937
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 26
Launched July 10, 1889
274’ LOA, 260’ LBP, 38’ beam, 23’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, 7 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 500 HP
Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 9, 1889 (#5)
260.0 x 38.0 x 19.5, 1759.08 GT, 1366.72 NT US 161610 to:
Lorain Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Lorain OH)
Entered service 1889
Home port to Fairport OH 1900
Vessel management to J. C. Gilchrist, Cleveland OH 1901
Sold 1912 to Atlas Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, R. C. Helm, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)
Stranded Oct 30, 1918 on Point Abbaye at the entrance to Keweenaw Bay, Lake Superior. Enroute to Houghton MI with anthracite coal. Fire in her steering room destroyed her pilot house. Towed to Houghton and cargo unloaded. Sank at her dock. Surrendered to underwriters as a constructive total loss. Sold June 11, 1919 to Canadian Towing & Wrecking Co., Fort William ON, raised and towed to Collingwood ON, where she was rebuilt.
Enrolled Canadian 260.0 x 38.0 x 21.0, 1887 GT, 1107 NT Can 138859
Sold Feb 12, 1920 to Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal QC (home port Port Arthur ON) and Renamed Vinmount
Shortened 27’ to canal dimensions 1920 at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 243.0 x 38.0 x 21.0, 1799 GT, 1024 NT
Fleet sold 1920 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC)
Laid up 1930 at Kingston ON
Sold 1937 to Manseau Shipyards Ltd., Sorel QC (home port to Sorel QC). Scrapped there 1944-45.
See history in Scanner Oct 1993 (#206)