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