Lake Shore

1901                                  Lake Shore                                  1927

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 602
Launched May 1, 1901

376’ LOA, 356’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI June 3, 1901 (#69a)
356.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 3871 GT, 2997 NT     US 141717     to:
West Bay City Shipbuilding Co.

Entered service 1901

Reenrolled at Sandusky OH June 7, 1901 (#30a) to:
Lake Shore Transit Co., Cleveland OH, J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr. (home port Vermillion OH)

Transferred 1903 to Gilchrist Transportation Co. (home port to Fairport OH)

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 Indus

Cargo hold rebuilt 1914 to arch construction

Sold March 26, 1926 to Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON (home port to Fort William ON) and renamed Altadoc (1)
Enrolled Canadian at 364.7 x 50.2 x 23.8, 3815 GT, 2873 NT     Can 116577

Stranded Dec 8, 1927 on Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior.  Travelling upbound light from Owen Sound ON to Fort William ON, steering gear failed in storm off the Canadian shore. Blown across the lake until she fetched up on Keweenaw Point six hours later.  Hull broke in two and fire started in her coal bunker, which smoldered until Jan 1928.  Hull scrapped in 1942.

See history in Scanner Nov 1989 (#177)



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