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

Ship owner: Andaste Steamship Co.; Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.; Lake Superior Iron Co.; Leathem Smith-Cliffs Co.

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

Ship re-builder: Leathem Smith, United States, Wisconsin, Sturgeon Bay

Engine builder: Cleveland Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Year ship built: 1892

Year engine built: 1892

Final disposition: Foundered, Lake Michigan, bound from Grand Haven, Michigan to Chicago, September 9,1929. 25 lives lost.


Shortened and converted by Leatham Smith, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 1921.  Original length of 266.9 ft.  Original gross tonnage 1534; net tonnage 1256.

Bulk freighter- Straightback



1) Lake Superior Iron Co., Ishpeming, Michigan

2) Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Cleveland, Ohio

3) Leathem Smith-Cliffs Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

4) Andaste Steamship Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Registry number: US. 106926

Hull number: 16

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter, self unloader

Height: 17.9 ft.

Width: 38.1 ft.

Length: 246.9 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 1439

Net tonnage: 1121

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 17 in.

Piston 2: 29 in.

Piston 3: 47 in.

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