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History and Notes
- 1889, Jul 30 Launched; sister to IRA H. OWEN; chartered to Chesapeake & Ohio R.R., ran Sandusky - Milwaukee.
- 1891, Dec Escaped storm on Lake Superior by entering crevice in rocks of North Shore.
- 1895, Oct 7 Ran down & sank schooners ITASCA & MARY in tow of KITTIE HAIGHT on St. Clair River.
- 1895, Nov Sank schooner MARY in Southeast Bend, St. Clair River.
- 1900 Owned National Steamship Co., Chicago, IL.
- 1908 Reboilered with two 9.6' x 14' firebox boilers built by Johnson Brothers, Grand Haven, MI; changed to 1 stack.
- 1912, Jul 12 Stranded, Limekiln Crossing, Detroit River; released by RESCUE.
- 1915 Owned John Prindiville & Sons, Chicago.
- 1921 Shortened to 248 x 39 x 19.16', 1640 gross / 1347 net tons at Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, MI; made package freighter.
- 1922 Charter to Nicholson Universal Steamship Co., Detroit.
- 1928, Oct 7 Stranded at Black River, MI, Lake Huron; abandoned as total loss; salvaged & owned by Reid Wrecking Co., Sarnia, ONT & Port Huron, MI, towed to Ogdensburg, NY; referenced as renamed NORTHWEST, C154471, no confirmation in other records; 255.42 x 38.16 x 19.58', 1774 gross / 1054 net tons.
- 1929, Aug 7 Owned Frank G. Wilson, Westmount, QUE; towed to Toronto, ONT by tug JOSEPH L. RUSSELL to Toronto Drydock Co. Ltd., then to Muir Brothers, Port Dalhousie for complete repairs; reregistered to Great Lakes Transit Corperation, Ltd, Midland, ONT, a James Playfair concern.
- 1929, Nov 6 Owned Northwest Transportation Company, Ltd, Midland.
- 1930, Apr 5 Renamed SUPERIOR; C154471.
- 1931, Jul 31 Returned to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Ltd by Captain Archie Hudson due to poor condition, especialy engine & boilers.
- 1931 Laid up Midland, damaged by fire.
- 1931 - 32 Rebuilt, new steel forecastle, steel deckhouses fore & aft; 17 1/2", 28 3/4", 47" x 33", 1920 Ingersoll Rand triple expansion engine; two 12.6' x 11' coal fired scotch marine boilers by Barclay, Curle & Co., Great Britain.
- 1937 Parrish & Heimbecker ran her operations.
- 1938, Mar 30 Owned Northwest Steamships Ltd., Toronto, Archie & D'Alton Hudson.
- 1853 1801 gross / 1062 net tons.
- 1960, Jul 4 Owned Benjamin Newman, Newman Structural Steel, a St. Catharines scrap metal dealer; tugs ATOMIC & PATRICIA MCQUEEN towed her from Windsor to Port Weller for scrapping.
- 1961 Final scrapping. Port Dalhousie, ONT.
- William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
- Telescope, Great Lakes Maritime Institute
- Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
- Newspaper Clippings
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
- Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit-Mercy
- Donald V. Baut
- Bowling Green State University
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- 2008-02-21 12:16:20
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