1895                                  Yale                                  1943 (1947)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 15
Launched Aug 2, 1895

380’ LOA, 371’ LBP, 45’ beam, 27’ depth
2 decks, 11 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 28, 1895 (#18)
371.0 x 45.0 x 22.7, 3453.26 GT, 2698.58 NT     US 27665     to:
Yale Transit Co., Cleveland OH, Robert R. Rhodes, Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1895

Sold 1906 to John J. Boland, Buffalo NY

Sold 1911 to Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse MI in part payment on the steamer Louis R. Davidson, then being built at Ecorse for Boland & Cornelius.  Resold to Port Huron & Duluth Steamship Co., Port Huron MI, taking in part payment the steamer Portland (which was rebuilt for salt water service and sold off the Great Lakes).

Firm failed and vessel repossessed by Great Lakes Engineering Works.

Sold Nov 27, 1915 to  Juliet Gravaeret Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, E. N. Breitung Co., Mgr.

Cargo hold rebuilt winter 1915-1916 to arch construction and renamed Charlotte Gravaeret Breitung 1916
Remeasured to 3522 GT, 2178 NT (home port to Fairport OH)

Sold June 20, 1918 to Morrow Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr. and renamed T. K. Maher.

Renamed D. E. Callender  (1)  1924

Firm management transferred 1926 to Valley Camp Coal Co.

Driven ashore Nov 14, 1933  10 miles west of Long Point, Lake Erie in storm and declared constructive total loss.  No lives lost

Hulk acquired by Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army.  Converted to derrick barge at Toledo OH by Toledo Shipbuilding Co. about 1936, unofficially renamed Wilton, for work on the Conneaut OH breakwater.

Returned to Toledo 1938.  Towed to New Orleans LA about 1943 and scrapped there about 1947.




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