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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Huron

Other name(s): Huronton

Ship owner: C. W. Morse; Lower Lakes Steamship Co.; Mathews Steamship Co., Ltd.; Mutual Trans. Co.

Ship builder: Cleveland Ship Building Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Engine builder: Cleveland Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio

Year ship built: 1898

Year engine built: 1898

Final disposition: Sunk in Lake Superior off Whitefish Point near Caribou Island in collision with "Cetus" on October 10, 1923.


To coast in 1916. Back to lakes c. 1920.


b) Huronton (C.141664) (1919)


1) Soo Line Railroad (Lower Lakes Steamship Co.)

2) Mutual Trans. Co., Buffalo, New York

3) C.W. Morse, New York (1915)

4) Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto, Ontario (1920)  (Last owner)


Registry number: US. 96425;C.141664

Hull number: 32

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 22 ft.

Width: 42 ft.

Length: 238 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 1945

Net tonnage: 1309

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 18.5 in.

Piston 2: 31.5 in.

Piston 3: 51 in.

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