1891                                  Wawatam                                  1937

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 11
Launched Feb 1891

284’ LOA, 266’ LBP, 38’ beam, 23’ depth
2 decks, hold beams, 7 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 900 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 30, 1891 (Temp #102)
266.0 x 38.2 x 19.6, 1856.44 GT, 1526.50 NT     US 81324        to:
Lake Superior Iron Co., Marquette MI (home port Ishpeming MI)

Entered service 1891

Permanent enrollment at Marquette MI May 18, 1891 (#41)

Fleet sold 1900 to Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)
(This fleet was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie to compete with John D. Rockefeller’s Bessemer Steamship Co.  When the United States Steel Corporation was founded in early 1901, the 99 vessels in five other fleets joined the thirteen vessels then in this fleet to become the ore-carrying arm of the Corporation, at 112 vessels the largest fleet on the Great Lakes.)

Remeasured 1901 to 1879 GT (master’s cabin and crew space added above deck;  no increase in net tons)

Sold 1914 to Atlas Steamship Co., Duluth MN, R. C. Helm, Mgr.

Sold 1914 to Great Lakes Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. (home port to Midland ON) and renamed Glenlivet
Enrolled Canadian at 266.0 x 38.0 x20.0, 1860 GT, 1089 NT   Can 134261

Sold March 10, 1926 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC and renamed Saskatchewan

Laid up after 1928 season at Midland ON

Scrapped 1937 at Midland ON

See history in Scanner Nov 1973 (#34)




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