Pope, E.C.

1891                                  E. C. Pope                                  1951


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 106

Launched May 2, 1891

Largest carrier on fresh water when launched.  Longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until Mariposa, W. H. Gilbert and Maritana of 1892 – superseded Maryland of 1890)

337’ LOA, 317’ LBP, 42’ beam, 24’ depth

2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1150 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 19, 1891 (#88)

317.2 x 42.2 x 20.5, 2637.34 GT, 2064.20 NT     US 136192     to:

Dry Dock Navigation Co. (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service May 1891 carrying coal to Duluth MN

Sold summer 1891 to C. A. Eddy et al, Bay City MI (home port to Bay City MI)

(Owners were Charles A. Eddy, Selwyn Eddy, John F. Eddy, Charles F. Eddy and Newell A. Eddy)

(This was the first sale of a metal vessel on the Great Lakes)

Transferred 1898 to Eddy Transit Co. (home port to Fair Haven MI, back to Bay City in 1899)

Sold 1905 to Lake Transit Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold Jan 25, 1918 to U. S. Shipping Board, Washington DC for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co., towed to Montreal QC and rejoined

Sold Sept 22, 1923 to Thompson Transit Co., Cleveland OH, Mervin S. Thompson, Mgr. and returned to the Great Lakes.  Recut at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd., towed to Ashtabula OH and rejoined

Sold Feb 19, 1927 to Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co., Detroit MI

Laid up during early 1930s

Sold 1933 to Nicholson Transit Co., Detroit MI

Converted about 1936 to crane vessel

Sold 1951 to Luria Bros., Buffalo NY for scrapping.  Scrapped at Buffalo 1953




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