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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: William H. Gratwick

Other name(s): Glenlyon; Minnekahta

Ship owner: Canada Atlantic Transit Co.; Chicago & Duluth Transportation Co.; Drake & Maytham; Graham & Morton Transportation Co.; Great Lakes Transportation Co.; United States Transit Co.; Western Transit Co.

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

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

Year ship built: 1893

Year engine built: 1893

Final disposition: Stranded in Menagerie Island, off Isle Royale, Lake Superior on November 1, 1924 and broke in two.


Sold Canadian in 1914.  Canada Registry No. 126660.


Names:  b) Minnekahta (1912)

c) Glenlyon (1914) (C. 126660)

Owners:  1) Mitchell & Co. (1893)

2) Western Transit Co. (Charterers) (1894)

3) Mitchell & Co. (1894)

4) Drake & Maytham (1900)

5) Graham & Morton Transportation Co., Chicago, Illinois

6) United States Transit Co.

7) Canada-Atlantic Transit Co.

8) Chicago & Duluth Transportation Co. (1908)

9) Great Lakes T

Registry number: US 81427

Hull number: 93

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 20.5

Width: 42.5

Length: 328

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 2818

Net tonnage: 2202

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 20 in.

Piston 2: 32 in.

Piston 3: 54 in.

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