Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 202056
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 525.00
Width 55.16
Depth 31.00
Gross Tonnage 6200.00
Net Tonnage 4916.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00159

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage change, 1951 (531.42 x 55.16 x 27; 6616 gross - 5345 net). Canadian measurement (1966): 531 x 53.58 x 27; 7269 gross - 4604 registered. Converted to oil at Owen Sound, Ont.; winter, 1971-1972. Wheelhouse, engines and stack removed at Toronto in the spring of 1981.
History As MARTHA HINDMAN: Suffered small fire on board at Toronto, December 31, 1974. Struck south pier at Goderich, Ontario, on December 22, 1978, sustaining 25-foot gash in starboard bow near waterline. Bow came to rest on bottom, but was towed to nearby elevator and enough of cargo unloaded to raise damaged area above water. Gash found to extend from forward of collision bulkhead to first side tank.As LAC DES ILES: Grounded just below Grassy Island, Detroit River, on October 6, 1980, the result of a faulty steering mechanism. She freed herself a few hours later. A subsequent inspection at the Port Weller Dry Dock yard revealed damages too extensive to justify repairs.
Disposition Canadian registry closed on April 7, 1981, as sold Panamanian. Cabins stripped and hull converted for grain storage use. Foundered in tow of Canadian tug IRVING BIRCH, along with MARLHILL, 62 miles ESE of Cape Charles, VA, on June 1, 1981, bound for Mexico.

Build Information

Builder Detroit Ship Building Co.
Place Built Wyandotte, MI
Date Built 1905-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
HINDMAN, MARTHA1966-00-001979-00-00CANADA310470
LAC DES ILES1979-00-001981-00-00CANADA310470

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Great Lakes Steamship Co.1911-00-001957-00-00U.S.202056
Hindman Transportation Co., Ltd.1966-00-001978-00-00CANADA310470
Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co.1978-00-001981-00-00CANADA310470
U.S. Transportation Co.1905-00-001911-00-00U.S.202056
Wilson Marine Transit Co.1957-00-001966-00-00U.S.202056