Peterson, Frank J.

(1918) 1926                            Frank J. Peterson                             1941 (1961)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Ashtabula OH by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 203
Built as Crathorne for the United States Shipping Board for off-Lakes service during World War I

261’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’ beam, 22’6” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1250 IHP

Enrolled at
253.5 x 43.6 x 20.2, 2241 GT, 1349 NT     US 217189

Sold 1926 to Peterson Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Frank J. Peterson, Mgr. and renamed Frank J. Peterson

Entered Great Lakes service 1926

Transferred 1936 to Saginaw Dock & Terminal Co., Cleveland OH, Oglebay Norton & Co., Mgr

Stranded Nov 11, 1940 on St. Helena Island, Lake Michigan.  Released early 1941.

Chartered 1941 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes (later sold)

Renamed Atlantic Trader, Hsin Foo Shin 1946, Tai Yun 1949, Mina 1949 and Northwind 1958.

Scrapped 1961 at Hong Kong



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