Reiss, Peter

1910                                  Peter Reiss                                  1972


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Superior WI by Superior Ship Building Co., Hull 522
Launched May 9, 1910

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth

1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1600 IHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN May 23, 1910 (#35)
512.0 x 54.0 x 30.0, 5923 GT, 4217 NT     US 207471     to:
North American Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, R. A. Williams, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service May 27, 1910 clearing Duluth MN with a cargo of iron ore for Ashtabula OH

Home port to Fairport OH 1917

Fleet transferred 1920 to Reiss Steamship Co., Sheboygan WI

Home port to Duluth MN 1925

Home port to Wilmington DE 1928

Converted to self-unloader 1949 at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 26.5 depth and 6587 GT, 5068 NT

Fleet sold June 1969 to American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY.  (Fleet managed by Boland & Cornelius but continued as a subsidiary under its former name.)

Sold 1972 to Clepro Marine Corporation, Toledo OH, William J. Small, Mgr. and converted to a self-unloading barge.

Sold for scrap 1973 to Dwor Metal Co., Port Colborne ON.  Scrapped at Port Colborne.


IMO 5275923


See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 288




4 thoughts on “Reiss, Peter

  1. Hummm, I would say my uncle sailed on the Great Lakes possibly early 1930’s.
    I remember going on this huge ship and my uncle Joseph Rodkiewicz giving me a banana.
    He was from Ashland, Wisconsin. One ore dock lives there in memory.
    Thank you for your response.

    • I also need the fleet. There are a heap of boats out there.

      I have records of many season-start captain and chief assignments for these years.

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