american Great Lakes Trasit Corp. North Wind SS (1916~1917) North Wind SS (+1926)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1888
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 2476  grt
dimensions 91.3 x 12.4 x 6.6 m
material steel
engine 24, 38 + 61 x 42" triple expansion engine, 2 boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 241  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 19
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 01/07/1926  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
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Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
next owners
[1]Buckeye Steamship Co., Cleveland
SS North Wind (+1926)
period 1923 ~ 1926
[2]Intercoast Steamship Co., Boston (US)
SS North Wind
period 1916 ~ 1923
last owner
[3]Great Lakes Trasit Corp., Buffalo
SS North Wind
period 1916 ~ 1917
prev. owners
[4]Northern Steamship Co., Buffalo
SS North Wind
period 1888 ~ 1916
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about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1] Bowling Green State University
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 02/02/2008
last update Gothro Phil
last update 21/10/2011
 
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[1] Gothro Phil09/11/2011
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Vleggeert Nico09/09/2011The American SS North Wind struck a reef and sank on Robinson Shoal, Georgian Bay.
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About Builders
 Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Globe Iron Works, (GIW), was originally a foundry, started in 1853 as Sanderson & Company: it was acquired and renamed by Henry Coffinberry, Robert Wallace and John Pankhurst in 1869. In 1871, these three acquired a 50% interest in a wooden shipbuilder at the foot of Elm Street, called Stevens & Presley, later George Presley & Company. In 1880, the three investors started a new shipyard to build steel ships. This yard was on the Old River, where the foot of West 49th Street would be if it went that far, and was originally called Globe Shipbuilding Company, (GSBC). The first three GSBC hulls were built for them by Presley while the new yard was under construction. In 1886, GIW and GSBC were merged under the GIW name. In 1887, GIW bought out Presley and renamed his yard Cleveland Dry Dock Company, (CDDC). In 1888, GIW bought William H. Radcliffe's shipyard at the foot of West 45th Street and the nearby Shipowners Dry Dock Company, which was at the foot of West 54th Street. In 1887, Coffinberry and Wallace sold their interests in GIW to M. A. Hanna and started a completely separate shipyard, Cleveland Shipbuilding. In 1899, all the GIW yards along the Old River became part of The American Ship Building Company, later becoming known as AmShip Cleveland. The yard closed after WWII but part of it is now home to Great Lakes Towing's shipyard

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