1901                                  Colonel                                  1953

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 142
Launched July 13, 1901

376’ LOA, 356’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Aug 3, 1901 (#6a)
356.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 3879 GT, 3044 NT     US 127553     to:
Michigan Steamship Co., Detroit MI, P. H. McMillan, Mgr. (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1901

Cargo hold rebuilt 1914 to arch construction

Sold Dec 28, 1915 to Bristol Transit Co., Cleveland OH, W. C. Richardson & Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Richardson fleets combined 1920 into Columbia Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, John T. Kelley, Mgr.

Sold Dec 7, 1922 to Fontana Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Traded in 1943 with four other Cleveland-Cliffs managed vessels to U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC on the purchase price of strs. Cadillac and Champlain.  Operated during World War II by Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co. and after the war on continuing temporary charter

Sold for scrap 1953 to Boston Metals Co. and scrapped at Buffalo NY in 1954

See history in Detroit Marine Historian July 1962 (#131)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 139



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