Donaldson, John A.

1908                                  John A. Donaldson                                  1955

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 362
Launched May 2, 1908

400’ LOA, 380’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 25, 1908 (#71)
380.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 4315 GT, 3110 NT     US 205220     to:
Valley Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, W. H. Becker, Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service June 1908 carrying coal from Lorain OH to Washburn WI

Fleet renamed Becker Steamship Co. Aug 4, 1922

Fleet sold 1930 to Midland Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Fleet reincorporated Nov 1931 in Delaware as Midland Steamship Line (home port to Wilmington DE)

Renamed J. H. Macoubrey 1933

Sold 1951 to Bethlehem Steel Co. and renamed Williamsport.

Chartered back to Midland Steamship Line seasons of 1953 and 1954

Sold for scrap 1955 and scrapped at Buffalo NY



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