1892                                  Andaste                                  1929

Steel straightback Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull16
Launched March 24, 1892
Monitor vessel based on whaleback design
(Designed to evade Alexander McDougall’s patents on the whaleback concept)

284’ LOA, 266’ LBP, 38’ beam, 22’4 ½ “ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 856 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 2, 1892 (Temp #100)
266.9 x 38.1 x 17.9, 1573.61 GT, 1256.28 NT     US 106926     to:
Lake Superior Iron Co., Ishpeming MI (home port to Ishpeming MI)

Entered service 1892

Permanent enrollment at Marquette MI May 23, 1892 (#38)

Sold 1900 to Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Cleveland OH

Transferred 1906 to Grand Island Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr.

Shortened 20’  1920 at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Co.
Remeasured to 246.9 x 38.1 x 17.9, 1439 GT, 1121 NT

Transferred 1921 to Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH)

Sold 1923 to Leatham-Smith-Cliffs Co., Cleveland OH

Converted to self-unloader at Sturgeon Bay, WI by Leatham Smith Dock Co.

Converted to self-unloading sand dredge 1925 at Sturgeon Bay WI by Leatham Smith Dock Co.

Operated for Smith-Truby Sand Co. by L. D. Smith Stone Co.

Foundered Sept 9, 1929 in midlake, Lake Michigan.  All 25 lost

See history in Detroit Marine Historian March 1953 (#146)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 25




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