1891                                  Masaba                                  1917 (1923)


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 2

Launched April 2, 1891

308’3” LOA, 292’ LBP, 40’ beam, 24’6” depth

2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 20, 1891 (#113)

292.0 x 40.2 x 20.8, 2431.71 GT, 1992.03 NT     US 92298     to:

Minnesota Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port Ashtabula OH)

Fleet owned by Minnesota Iron Mining Co. (parent company controlled by J. P. Morgan’s Federal Steel Co. 1900-1901)

Entered service 1891

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

Sold 1912 to Lakewood Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Enrollment changed in spring to Hutchinson’s Masaba Steamship Co. (home port back to Duluth MN)

Sold at end of 1912 shipping season to Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON)

U. S. enrollment surrendered Dec 4, 1912.  Shortened to St. Lawrence canal dimensions.

Enrolled Canadian 240.0 x 40.0 x 25.0, 1913 GT, 1267 NT      Can 131088

Remeasured 1913 to 240.1 length

Sold 1917 for off-Lakes service during World War I.

Renamed General Henrys (France) 1918

Scrapped 1923




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