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Lake Erie's Yesterdays

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  1. Conrad Starke 211105

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    This tug was built in 1913 by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She was owned by Sophie Meyer until 1925, when she was sold to Henry A. Meyer. She was then sold to Milwaukee Towing Corporation in 1934, C.J. Meyer in 1942, H.A. Meyer in 1943, Clark's Super Gas Company in 1945, Petco Corporation in 1947, and Great Lakes Towing Company in 1953. In 1946, she became "Roger." She went out of documentation in November-December, 1973.

  2. W. H. Meyer 222239

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    This tug was built in 1922 by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She was owned by Sophie Meyer until 1926, when she was sold to Henry A. Meyer. She was then sold to Milwaukee Towing Corporation in 1935, and Cleveland Tankers in 1942. In 1942, she became "Admiral." She was rebuilt for overlakes towing service in 1942. She foundered off Avon Point, Ohio, Lake Erie, December 2, 1942, with oil barge "Cleveco" in tow. All fourteen hands were lost. The barge also foundered the following day off Euclid, Ohio, all eighteen hands were lost.

  3. Metropolis 17608

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    This steamer was built in 1868 by Alvin A. Turner, Trenton, Michigan. Her first enrollment was issued at Detroit, Michigan, June 25, 1868. She burned at Toledo, Ohio, June 13, 1902.

  4. Frank Rockefeller 121015

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    This whaleback propeller was built in 1896 by American Steel Barge Company, Superior, Wisconsin. She was owned by American Steel Barge Company until 1900, when she was sold to Bessemer Steamship Company. She was purchased by Pittsburgh Steamship Company in 1901, Central Dredging Company in 1927, Collector of Customs in 1931, Maurice H. Sobel in 1934, Erie Steamship Company in 1936, Cleveland Tankers in 1943, and City of Superior, Wisconsin in 1972. In 1927, she became "South Park," and in 1943, she became "Meteor." She was converted to sand dredge in 1927, automobile carrier in 1936, and tanker in 1943....

  5. Messenger 221433

    Unknown
    This propeller was built in 1921 by Walter Hartung, of Sandusky Boat Works, Sandusky, Ohio. She was owned by John P. Neuman until 1942, when she was sold to Charlotte A. Neuman. Walter A. Pringle purchased her in 1948, and sold her to Percy Pringle in 1950. She was then purchased by William W. McNaughton in 1952. Her final enrollment was surrendered at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in February 1959, and endorsed "vessel dismantled."

  6. Messenger

    Unknown
    This vessel was utilized by Israelite Preachers of the House of David, Benton Harbor, Michigan in 1910. They traveled down the Mississippi River, through the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida, up the Atlantic Coast to New York, up the Hudson River, through the Erie Canal and Great Lakes. The trip spanned 6,000 miles and was considered quite impressive given the specifications of the ship. She was 26 feet long with a gasoline launch, 7 foot beam 4 H.P. Waterman Engine.

  7. Mesabi Miner

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    This propeller was built in 1977 by American Ship Building Company, Lorain, Ohio. She is owned by Moore McCormack Leasing. She sustained minor hull damage to port aft bilge plating during course of navigation. Temporary repairs were made at Chicago during January 1978,

  8. Merrimac 91417 (Canada 130419)

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    This schooner was built 1882 by Detroit Dry Dock Company, Detroit, Michigan. Her first enrollment was at Detroit, Michigan, April 14, 1882. Her final United States enrollment was surrendered at Cleveland, Ohio, April 12, 1911, and endorsed "sold alien." She was changed to a propeller in Detroit, Michigan, April 23, 1884. She was abandoned in 1924.

  9. Julia B. Merrill 75478 (Canada 126468)

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    This schooner was built in 1872 by F.A. Carpenter, Wenona, Michigan. Her first enrollment was issued at Chicago, Illinois, September 21, 1872. Her final United States enrollment was surrendered at Toledo, Ohio, March 23, 1910, and endorsed "sold alien." She was burned as a public spectacle at Sunnyside Park, Toronto, Ontario, on July 1, 1931.

  10. James Naysmyth 77231 (Canada 158268)

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    This barge was built in 1896 by F.W. Wheeler & Company, West Bay City, Michigan. She was owned by Bessemer Steamship Company until 1901, when she was sold to Pittsburgh Steamship Company. In 1936, she was bought by both Marine Iron & Ship Building Company and Pigeon Timber Company, of Canada. She was then sold to Lakehead Transportation Company in 1938, Great Lakes Lumber & Shipping Company in 1942, Quebec & Ontario Transportation Company in 1949. Her final sale was to Strathearne Terminals in 1978. In 1937, she became "Merle H.," in 1949, she became "Pic River," and in 1978,...

  11. Walter F. Mattick 205063 (Canada 179138)

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    This tug was built in 1908 by Benjamin F. Crowles, Buffalo, New York. She was owned by Benjamin Cowles & Walter Mattick until 1919, when she was sold to Merchants Steamboat Company. Benjamin F. Cowles purchased her in 1921, and sold her to the U.S. Corps of Engineers. She was then bought by Great Lakes Paper Company in 1947, before being sold to J.P. Porter Company. In 1919, she became "Merchant," in 1924, she became "Marinette," in 1947, she became "Esther S.," and in 1966, she became "Mount McKay." She was dropped from Canadian list of Shipping in 1966.

  12. Mathewston (Canada 141679)

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    This propeller was built in 1922 by Port Arthur Ship Building Company, Port Arthur, Ontario. She was owned by Mathews S.S. until 1932, when she sold to Frederick C. Clarkson. She was then sold to Colonial S.S. in 1934. Marine Salvage purchased her 1970. In 1954, she became "Ralph S. Misener," and in 1967, she became "Mathewston." As "Ralph S. Misener," she collided with steamer "Benjamin F. Fairless," June 16, 1964, in Welland Canal. Each vessel suffered bow damage. She arrived in tow at Vado, Italy, for scrapping prior to July 24, 1970, having departed Quebec June 8, 1970.

  13. William G. Mather

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    This propeller was built in 1925 by Great Lakes Engineering Works, River Rouge, Michigan. She was owned by Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company until 1987 when she was sold Great Lakes Historical Society. She was then sold to Harbor Heritage Society in 1995. She was chartered to McLouth Steel Company, Michigan, for season of 1961. She struck bottom in lower St. Marys River September 7, 1975, while downbound with a load of pellets. When it was discovered that pumps were not able to cope with the incoming water after she entered Lake Huron, she was turned around and headed for the Valley...

  14. Maude (Canada)

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    This steamer was built in 1871 by George Thurston, Kingston, Ontario. Her first registry was issued at Kingston, Ontario, January 12, 1872. She was rebuilt in 1895 and 1899 before being rebuilt as propeller in 1933. She was dismantled at Midland, Ontario, towed out into River Wye and burned on May 7, 1955.

  15. Mayflower

    Unknown
    This steamer was built in 1849 by I. Lupton, Detroit, Michigan. She was owned by Michigan Central Railroad. Her first enrollment was issued at Detroit, Michigan, May 26, 1849. She struck reef on west side of Point Pelee, Lake Erie, in fog, November 20, 1854, and became a total loss. No lives were lost. Her machinery was removed the following spring by E.B. Ward.

  16. J.F. Maynard 75944

    Unknown
    This propeller was built in 1877 by Waite in Carthage, New York. Her first enrollment was issued at Cape Vincent, New York, August 28, 1877. Her final enrollment was surrendered at Cape Vincent, New York, June 30, 1897, and endorsed "abandoned."

  17. Thomas Maytham 145631

    Unknown
    This propeller was built 1892 by Chicago Ship Building Company, Chicago, Illinois. She was owned by M.M. Drake until 1897 when she was sold to John Kelderhouse 1897. Gilchrist Transportation Company purchased her in 1902, and sold her to General Transit Company in 1916. She was then sold to Rochester Shipbuilding Corporation in 1935, before being sold to Seaboard Transportation Company in 1942. In 1937, she became "Dolomite 2," and in 1942, she became "Motorex." She was rebuilt by Rochester Shipbuilding Corporation, Pittsford, New York, as a tanker, 1935-1937. Her first enrollment was issued at Buffalo, New York, November 1,...

  18. General Gillespie

    Unknown
    This propeller was built in 1904 by Maryland Shipbuilding Company, Sparrows Point, Maryland. She was owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1907, she became "General G.G. Meade." She underwent tonnage changes in 1912, 1915, and 1923. She was scrapped in 1950.

  19. Mecosta 91983

    Unknown
    This propeller was built in 1888 by F.W. Wheeler & Company, West Bay City, Michigan. Her first enrollment was issued at Detroit, Michigan, April 20, 1888. She foundered W1/2N degrees, ten miles from Cleveland, Ohio, piers, six miless northwest of Rocky River, Ohio, Lake Erie, on October 29, 1922, while in tow of propeller "Thomas Maytham." She was bound from Lorain, Ohio, to Cleveland, Ohio. No lives lost.

  20. William P. Snyder 202859

    Unknown
    This propeller was built in 1906 by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan. She was owned by Shenango Furnace Company until 1929, when she was sold to Youngstown Steamship Company. Interlake Steamship Company purchased her in 1930, and sold her to Cement Transit Company in 1966. She was then sold to St. Marys Cement in 2005. In 1926, she became "Elton Hoyt II, " in 1952, she became "Alex D. Chisholm," in 1966, she became "Medusa Challenger," in 1999, she became "Southdown Challenger," and in 2005, she became "St. Mary's Challenger." She was converted from bulk carrier to bulk cement...

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