1899                                  Maunaloa                                  1971

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 37
Launched Aug 12, 1899
Laid down for Elbert Gary’s Federal Steel Tennessee, the fleet probably to have been known as National Steamship Co. and managed by A. B. Wolvin.  Sold during construction and launched as Maunaloa

452’ LOA, 430’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1600 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Sept 14, 1899 (#38)
430.0 x 50.2 x 24.0, 4951 GT, 4004 NT     US 92974     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 Federal Steel Co. 1900-1901)

Entered service 1899

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

Sank her tow, barge 129 Oct 13, 1902 on Lake Superior.  (The towline had parted in a storm and during the attempt to retrieve the barge the steamer’s port anchor holed the barge and sank her.)

Cargo hold rebuilt 1922 to arch construction at Fairport OH by Pittsburgh Steamship Co.
Remeasured to 4322 GT, 3239 NT

Sold 1945 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Maunaloa II
Enrolled Canadian at 438.0 x 50.2 x 24.0, 4678 GT, 2949 NT     Can 174977

Fleet renamed Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. 1959

Sold for scrap 1971 to Strathearne Terminals.  Scrapped at Hamilton ON.

IMO 5229716

See history in Scanner Dec 2000 (#260)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 283



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