Mather, William G. 2

1925                                  William G. Mather     2                                  1987 (20

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 250
Keel laid Feb 12, 1925; launched May 23, 1925

618’ LOA, 592’ LBP, 62’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 2500 IHP

Enrolled at
601.0 x 62.0 x 27.7, 8662 GT, 6810 NT     US 224850     to:
Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service July 24, 1925 clearing River Rouge MI light for Ashtabula OH to load a cargo of coal for Fort William ON

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Repowered 1955 with oil-fired steam turbine engine at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 8653 GT, 6772 NT

Laid up Dec 21, 1980 at Toledo OH and did not operate again.

Donated 1987 to Great Lakes Historical Society for use as a marine museum.  Towed Oct 1988 to Cleveland OH

Rechristened May 23, 1991 by Clare Schneider Kirchner, who had first christened her in 1925.

IMO 5390577

At Cleveland OH 2011 as a museum vessel



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