Mitchell, Samuel

1892                                  Samuel Mitchell                                  1994

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter, later self-unloading cement carrier

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 47
Launched April 2, 1892

310’ LOA, 293’ LBP, 40’6” beam, 24’6” depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1475 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 17, 1892 (#106)
292.8 x 40.4 x 20.1, 2277.60 GT, 1870.72 NT     US 116495     to:
William Chisholm et al, Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH) 
(William Chisholm 8/32, Samuel Mitchell 16/32)
Operated by H. J. Webb & Co. for Jackson Iron Mining Co. (management firm renamed W. C. Richardson & Co. 1899)

Entered service 1899

Sold 1899 to Jackson Transit Co., Cleveland OH, W. C. Richardson & Co., Mgr.

Home port 1906 to Fairport OH

Sold Nov 8, 1915 to Huron Transportation Co., Detroit MI

Converted 1916 to self-unloading cement carrier at Marine City MI by S. C. McLouth Shipyard

Remeasured 1927 to 1694 NT

Remeasured 1932 to 293.3 x 40.4 x 20.1, 2248 GT, 1362 NT

Sold 1943 to U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC for off-Lakes service during World War II.  Towed down Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to tidewater

Sold 1947 back to Huron Transportation Co. and returned to the Great Lakes.  Converted back to self-unloading cement carrier at Sturgeon Bay WI by Christy Corporation.
Remeasured to 2447 GT, 1412 NT

Retired from service 1953 and laid up at Ecorse MI.  Later used as storage barge at Sault Ste. Marie MI during construction of the Poe Lock.  Towed 1963 to Superior WI, where she was used as a transfer barge between the Huron facilities in Superior and Duluth MN.

Sold summer 1973 to Selvick Marine Towing Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, WI, converted to barge and renamed Mel Wm. Selvick.
Remeasured to 2537 GT, 2529 NT

Laid up at Muskegon MI about 1981

Scrapped 1994 at Muskegon MI




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