Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 150598
Rig Propeller (Whaleback)

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 340.00
Width 42.00
Depth 25.00
Gross Tonnage 2424.00
Net Tonnage 1761.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00123

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to automobile carrier, 1926.
History As PATHFINDER: Stranded on Eagle River Reef, Lake Superior, in fog, August 9, 1909; struck in stern by barge SAGAMORE, under tow; $30,000 loss.Hit obstruction three and one-half miles off Shaganash Island, Lake Superior, November 23, 1920; $5,000 loss.
Out of documentation, January 8-21, 1926.
Disposition Scrapped at Cleveland, OH, in 1934. Final document surrendered at Detroit, MI, on April 27, 1934.

Build Information

Builder American Steel Barge Co.
Place Built Superior, WI
Date Built 1892-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
American Steel Barge Co.1892-00-001892-00-00U.S.150598
Huron Barge Co. (Pickands-Mather & Co., Mgrs.)1892-00-001913-00-00U.S.150598
Interlake Steamship Co. (Pickands-Mather & Co., Mgrs.)1913-00-001920-00-00U.S.150598
Merwin S. Thompson1926-00-001926-00-00U.S.150598
Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co.1930-00-001934-00-00U.S.150598
Pioneer Steamship Co.1923-00-001926-00-00U.S.150598
Thompson Transportation Co.1926-00-001927-00-00U.S.150598
United Steamship Co.1920-00-001923-00-00U.S.150598
Westland Steamship Co. (M.S. Thompson, President)1927-00-001930-00-00U.S.150598