Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
Registry and Rig Information
- Vessel Name: WALDO, L.C.
- Nationality: U.S.
- Official Number: 141481
- Rig: Propeller
Dimensions and Tonnage
- Length: 387.25
- Width: 48.00
- Depth: 23.66
- Masts: 0
- Gross Tonnage: 4244.00
- Net Tonnage: 3290.00
- Hull Material: Steel
- Hull Number: 00112
- Rebuilds: Lengthened by Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, OH, in winter, 1904-1905 (451.42 x 48 x 28; 4466 gross - 3519 net). Rebuilt by American Ship Building Co., at Lorain, OH, 1914. Canadian measures, 1915 (451 x 46.5 x 23; 4423 gross - 2684 registered).
- History: As L.C. WALDO: In "Big Storm" of November 8, 1913, was blown
ashore three-quarters of a mile s south-east of Gull Rock
Light, Manitou Island, Lake Superior, and broke in two. Crew
was rescued on November 11 by U.S. Life Saving Service crews
from Portage Entry and Eagle River, and the tug DANIEL L.
HEBARD; twenty-four lives saved. Vessel was surrendered to
underwriters. Salvaged the following spring and taken to
American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OH, where she was rebuilt.
- Disposition: In tandem tow, along with tanker MAKAWELI, of Yugoslav tug JUNAK, bound for scrapping at LaSpezia, Italy, broke loose and stranded on rocks off Portofina, in Gulf of Genoa, on November 5, 1967. Broke up on the night of November 6 and 7, a total loss.
- Builder: Wheeler, F.W. & Co.
- Place Built: West Bay City, MI
- Year Built: 1896
|Roby Transportation Co. (L.C. Waldo, Mgr.)
||1896 - 1915
|Matthews Steamships, Ltd.
||1915 - 1932
|Frederick C. Clarkson, Receiver
||1932 - 1934
|Colonial Steamships, Ltd.
||1934 - 1944
|Mohawk Navigation Co., Ltd.
||1944 - 1948
|Beaconsfield Steamships, Ltd. (Mohawk Navigation Co., Ltd., Mgrs.)
||1948 - 1967
||1915 - 1944
||1944 - 1967