North Wind

1888                                  North Wind                                  1926

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 19
Launched July 31, 1888

312’6” LOA, 299’ LBP, 40’6” beam, 24’6” depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 30, 1888 (Temp #13)
299.5 x 40.8 x 21.6, 2476.35 GT, 1885.14 NT     US 130419     to:
Northern Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port Superior WI)
(fleet a joint venture of Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railways)

Entered service 1888

Permanent enrollment at Marquette MI Sept 17, 1888 (#9)

Home port to Duluth MN 1898

Fleet sold 1903 to Mutual Transit Co., Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Fleet sold Feb 22, 1916 to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Buffalo NY
The railroads were required to divest themselves of competing vessels under the provisions of the Panama Canal Act of 1912.  Great Lakes Transit Corporation was organized to own and  operate these vessels.

Sold 1917 to U. S. Shipping Board, Washington DC for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co, towed to tidewater and rejoined

Sold June 10, 1923 to Buckeye Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr.  Recut at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd. and towed to Ashtabula OH, where she was rejoined by Great Lakes Engineering Works

Stranded July 1, 1926 on Robertson’s Rock, Georgian Bay and later slipped off into deep water.  No lives lost



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