Gilbert, W.H.

1892                                  W. H. Gilbert                                  1914

Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 89
Launched June 16, 1892
With Mariposa and Maritana longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until S. S. Curry, Merida and Centurion of 1893 – superseded E. C. Pope of 1891)

348’ LOA, 328’ LBP, 42’ beam, 24’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI July 5, 1892 (#2)
328.0 x 42.5 x 20.5, 2820.30 GT, 2200.45 NT     US 81382     to:
Empire Transportation Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port Wyandotte MI)

Entered service 1892

Sold 1900 to American Steamship Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

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

Sold Oct 1913 to Lakewood Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Sunk May 22, 1914 in collision with steamer Caldera 15 miles off Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered May 22, 1914.



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