1894                                  Kearsarge                                  1943

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at South Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 10
Launched May 31, 1894

340’ LOA, 328’ LBP, 44’ beam, 27’ depth
2 decks, 9 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 26, 1894 (#117)
328.0 x 44.2 x 23.0, 3092.70 GT, 2721.37 NT     US 161061     to:
Interlake Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port Ashtabula OH)

Entered service 1894

Sold 1906 to Canada Atlantic Transit Co., (home port to Duluth MN)

Lay idle at Chicago IL during 1930s

Requisitioned 1942 by U.S. War Shipping Administration for conversion to bulk freighter but found unfit for service and laid up in Rouge River.  Removed from documentation 1942

Dismantled 1945 at Ecorse MI by Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co.  Plates from forward section converted to towboat Michael Sabadash and plates from after section converted to barge Sabadash I.

See history in Scanner Feb 2007 (#304)
Also in Detroit Marine Historian Jan 1958 (#91)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 239




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