Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 224850
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 601.00
Width 62.00
Depth 27.58
Gross Tonnage 8662.00
Net Tonnage 6810.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00250

Vessel History

Rebuilds Repowered in 1954 (8653 gross - 6772 net).
History Chartered to McLouth Steel Co., Wyandotte, MI, for season of 1961.As WILLIAM G. MATHER: 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 Camp Coal Dock. Vessel was beached when it became evident that she would not make the dock. To be taken to Bay Shipbuilding, Inc., drydock at Sturgeon Bay, WI, for repairs.
As WILLIAM G. MATHER: While in winter lay-up a fire broke out on February 8, 1984. The fire was blamed on an improperly discarded cigarette. A squatter Eddie John Valdez, 26, died.
Disposition Sold for use as a marine museum at Cleveland, OH, in 1987.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built River Rouge, MI
Date Built 1925-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.1925-00-001987-00-00U.S.224850
Great Lakes Historical Society1987-00-001995-00-00
Great Lakes Science Center2006-00-00
Harbor Heritage Society1995-00-002006-00-00