LaSalle 1

1890                                  LaSalle     1                                  1961

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 6
Launched Dec 31, 1889

285’ LOA, 266’ LBP, 38’ beam, 23’ depth
2 decks, hold beams, 7 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 735 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 12, 1890 (Temp #82)
266.0 x 39.2 x 19.8, 1856.98 GT, 1546.42 NT     US 141050        to:
Lake Superior Iron Co., Marquette MI (home port Ishpeming MI)

Remeasured at Cleveland OH May 31, 1890 (Temp #118) to 266.0 x 38.0 x 19.0, 1921.83 GT, 1596.63 NT

Entered service 1890

Permanent enrollment at Marquette MI June 30, 1890 (#52)

Fleet sold 1900 to Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)
(This fleet was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie to compete with John D. Rockefeller’s Bessemer Steamship Co.  When the United States Steel Corporation was founded in early 1901, the 99 vessels in five other fleets joined the thirteen vessels then in this fleet to become the ore-carrying arm of the Corporation, at 112 vessels the largest fleet on the Great Lakes.)

Remeasured 1901 to 1935 GT (master’s cabin and crew space added above deck;  no increase in net tons)

Sold 1914 to Atlas Steamship Co., Duluth MN, R. C. Helm, Mgr.

Sold Feb 15, 1928 to Eastern Terminal Elevator Co., Port Arthur ON, James Richardson & Sons, Mgr. (home port to Port Arthur ON) and renamed Eastrich
Grain unloading equipment installed to allow vessel to unload grain from other vessels.  Used in Fort William-Port Arthur harbor
Enrolled Canadian 266.0 x 38.0 x 19.9, 2037 GT, 1214 NT     Can 138870

Sold 1942 to Howard Hindman, Owen Sound ON (home port to Owen Sound ON).  Grain unloading equipment removed

Transferred 1943 to Hindman Transportation Co., George Hindman, Mgr. and renamed Howard Hindman  (1)

Remeasured 1945 to 273.7 x 38.2 x 20.0, 1896 GT, 1074 NT  (length to 237.8 in 1947)

Transferred 1948 to Diamond Steamship Co., George Hindman, Mgr.

Sold 1951 to Reoch Steamship Co., Montreal QC and renamed Forestdale 1952

Sold 1961 to Steel Company of Canada for scrapping and scrapped at Hamilton ON

See history in Scanner Nov 1973 (#34)




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