White, Peter

1905                                  Peter White                                  1961

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 8
Keel laid March 28, 1905; launched Aug 5, 1905

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1700 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Sept 30, 1905 (#17)
504.0 x 54.2 x 33.0, 6184 GT, 4931 NT     US 202368     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH Oct 2, 1905 (#21) to:
Presque Isle Transportation Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service Sept 25, 1905, clearing Ecorse MI light for Marquette MI.

Grounded Sept 30, 1905 at Buffalo NY on her maiden voyage.  200 tons of ore lightered to free her.

Broke her shaft Nov 1905  35 miles from Duluth MN on her first trip to the Head of the Lakes.  Towed in and repaired at Superior WI

Noted for the script “signature” Peter White on her bows.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Fleet transferred 1951 to Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co.

Sold 1959 to Browning Lines Inc., Detroit MI and renamed John C. Hay.

Sold for scrap 1961 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Italian shipbreakers.  Arrived  under tow with str. William A. Paine at Vado Italy Oct 20, 1961.



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