1901                                  Gilchrist                                   1943

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 603
Launched May 15, 1901

376’ LOA, 356’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1480 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI June 17, 1901 (#72a)
356.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 3871 GT, 2997 NT     US 86569     to:
West Bay City Shipbuilding Co.

Entered service 1901

Reenrolled at Sandusky OH June 18, 1901 (#33a) to:
Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port Vermillion OH)

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Gilchrist fleet went into receivership 1910.

Sold at auction 1913 to Lackawanna Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr.
Fleet renamed Interlake Steamship Co. and vessel renamed Lupus

Cargo hold rebuilt 1916 to arch construction

Sold March 26, 1926 to Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON (home port to Fort William ON) and renamed Prindoc (1)
Enrolled Canadian at 364.8 x 50.2 x 23.8, 3813 GT, 2837 NT     Can 116578

Sunk June 1, 1943 in collision with str. Battleford in fog off Passage Island, northeast of Isle Royale, Lake Superior.  Downbound with cargo of wheat.  No lives lost;  crew of 22 rescued by Battleford.



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