Huron 2

1898                                  Huron     2                                  1923

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Lorain OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 3
Launched Aug 18, 1898

250’3” LOA, 238’ LBP, 42’ beam, 26’6” depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 900 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Sept 14, 1898 (#16)
238.0 x 42.0 x 22.2, 1945 GT, 1309 NT     US 96425     to:
Lower Lake Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, R. R. Rhodes, Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1898

Sold 1907 to Mutual Transit Co., Buffalo NY

Sold Dec 24, 1915 to Charles W. Morse & Co. for off-Lakes service and left Great Lakes

Sold Oct 1920 to Alfred E. Mathews and James Playfair, Toronto and Midland ON (home port to Toronto ON and renamed Huronton
Enrolled Canadian at 238.0 x 42.0 x 22.4, 2072 GT, 1242 NT     Can 141664

Transferred 1921 to Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON and returned to the Great Lakes

Sunk Oct 11, 1923 in collision with Cetus off Caribou Island, Lake Superior.  No lives lost. Crew rescued by Cetus.  Huronton was upbound light;  Cetus was downbound with iron ore.  Huronton sank in 100 fathoms of water.



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