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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: L.C. Waldo

Other name(s): Mohawk Deer; Riverton

Ship owner: Beaconsfield Steamship Co.; Colonial Steamship Co.; Detroit, Michigan; Mathews Steamship Co., Ltd.; Mohawk Navigation Co., Ltd.; Roby Transportation Co.; Winnipeg Steamship Co.

Ship builder: F. W. Wheeler & Co., West Bay City, Michigan

Engine builder: F. W. Wheeler & Co., West Bay City, Michigan

Year ship built: 1896

Year engine built: 1896

Final disposition: Stranded at Portofino, Italy after breaking away under tow to scrapping at Spezia, Italy, November 5, 1967.


Wrecked off Gull Rock, Keweenaw Point, Michigan, Lake Superior, November 10,1913. Abandoned and later salvaged. Wrecked again in November, 1942 off Georgian Bay, Ontario, Lake Huron, salvaged and rebuilt.  Lengthened at Wheeler to 451 feet in 1905, 4422 gross tons and 2684 net tons.  Sold Canadian 1916.



b) Riverton (1916) (C.137898)

c) Mohawk Deer (1943)


1) L. C. Waldo (Roby Transportation Co., Detroit;

2) Winnipeg Steamship Co.

3) Mathews Steamship Co.

4) Colonial Steamship Co.

5) Mohawk Navigation Co. 

6) Beaconsfield Steamship Co. Ltd.

Registry number: US 141421

Hull number: 112

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 23.8

Width: 48

Length: 451

Stroke length: 44

Gross tonnage: 4422

Net tonnage: 3684

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 22

Piston 2: 37

Piston 3: 63

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