MATHER, WILLIAM G.
Registry and Rig Information
|Name||MATHER, WILLIAM G.|
Dimensions and Tonnage
|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.|
|Builder||Great Lakes Engineering Works|
|Place Built||River Rouge, MI|
|Name||Begin Date||End Date||Registry||Official Number|
|Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.||1925-00-00||1987-00-00||U.S.||224850|
|Great Lakes Historical Society||1987-00-00||1995-00-00|
|Harbor Heritage Society||1995-00-00||2006-00-00|
|Great Lakes Science Center||2006-00-00|