Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 107846
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 380.00
Width 50.00
Depth 28.00
Gross Tonnage 4285.00
Net Tonnage 3229.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00415

Vessel History

Rebuilds Reconstructed, 1914. Canadian measures, 1926 (387 x 50.16 x 23.75; 4139 gross - 2880 registered).
History As ANNA C. MINCH (U.S.): Struck by steamer HARVEY D. GOULDER while lying at Cargill Elevator, Superior, WI, on April 12, 1907; $2,000 damages.
Struck dock in Chicago River, November 12, 1911.
Struck south end of bridge protection pier on Erie Avenue bridge, Lorain, OH, on September 30, 1915, damaging two plates and three frames.
Tore loose from mooring lines during spring freshet in Buffalo Creek, along with THEODORE H. WICKWIRE, and drifted downstream to Main Avenue bridge, damaging several steamers and crushing a steam yacht against a concrete dock, on March 27, 1916.
Collided with steamer CHARLES M. WARNER, Lake St. Clair, while downbound with grain, November 6, 1916. Suffered severe bow damage; wet grain had to be lightered by Great Lakes Towing Co. at Detroit.
Struck by steamer STEEL KING while moored at east end of C.H. & D. dock, Toledo, OH, on November 18, 1917; suffered starboard bow damage.
Suffered mooring damage against Cleveland, OH, breakwall, when struck by steamer MATTHEW ANDREWS and PHILIP MINCH, February 26, 1918.
Struck dock at Fairport Harbor, OH, on September 18, 1918.
Damaged rudder and shoe by grounding one mile below St. Clair Ship Canal, August 31, 1920. Was downbound with ore, Ashland, WI, for Cleveland.
Struck by steamer HARRY W. CROFT at Buffalo, NY, on October 20, 1920.
Grounded on north end of Bois Blanc Island, Straits of Mackinac, in fog on October 17, 1921, while downbound with ore for Chicago. Was released on October 18, 1921, by tug IOWA and lighter RELIANCE from the Soo.
Suffered gale damages at Erie, PA, on December 18, 1921 and ice damage at same place on February 23, 1922.
Struck bottom twice while entering Conneaut, OH, with fresh southeast wind on October 17, 1923.
Suffered wheel damage at Milwaukee, WI, on November 22, 1923.
Struck dock at Duluth, MN, on November 1, 1924.
Struck dock at Buffalo, NY, on October 28, 1925.
Stranded at Fox Point, Lake Michigan, in fog on December 4, 1925, bound for Milwaukee with coal. Was released in leaking condition next day by tugs.
Disposition Foundered in Armistice Day Storm of November 11, 1940, off Pentwater, MI, Lake Michigan. All hands, 24 lives, lost.

Build Information

Builder American Shipbuilding Co.
Place Built Cleveland, OH
Date Built 1903-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
MINCH, ANNA C.1926-00-001940-00-00CANADA153113

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Kinsman Transit Co.1903-00-001926-00-00U.S.107846
The Western Navigation Co., Ltd.1926-00-001940-00-00CANADA153113