Edenborn, William

1900                                  William Edenborn                                  1961

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 40
This was a Cleveland Ship Building Co. hull number because the building of this vessel was transferred from that firm’s Lorain OH yard
Launched June 20, 1900
With John W. Gates, James J. Hill and William Edenborn longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until Augustus B. Wolvin of 1904 – superseded Samuel F. B. Morse of 1898)

497’ LOA, 478’ LBP, 52’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI June 25, 1900 (Temp #98)
478.0 x 52.0 x 25.2, 5085 GT, 4431 NT     US 81702     to:
West Bay City Shipbuilding Co.

Entered service 1900

Reenrolled at Duluth MN June 29, 1900 (#128) to
American Steamship Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Fleet merged spring 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Remeasured 1902 to 30.0 depth and 5910 GT, 4531 NT

Cargo hold rebuilt 1928 to arch construction
Remeasured to 25.1 depth and 5186 GT, 4127 NT

Fleet reincorporated 1949 in Delaware (home port to Wilmington DE)

Fleet merged July 1951 into parent United States Steel Corporation (home port to New York NY)

Remeasured 1956 to 5207 GT, 4147 NT

Sold for breakwater 1961 to the City of Cleveland OH.  Scuttled with str. James J. Hill as breakwall off Gordon Park, Cleveland




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