Steam screw JOS. W. SIMPSON.* U. S. No. 92087. Of 1,813 tons gross; 1,315 tons net. Built at Wyandotte, Mich., in 1889. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 281.0 x 41.0 x 20.0 Freight service. Crew of 26. Of 750 indicated horse power. Composite built.
* formerly steam screw MANCHESTER.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1923
Steam screw MANCHESTER. U. S. No. 92087. Of 2,132 tons gross; 1,611 tons net. Built at Wyandotte, Mich., in 1889. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 281.0 x 41.0 x 20.0 Freight service. Crew of 26. Of 1,000 indicated horse power. Composite built.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1900 [steam vessels]
Screw MINDEMOYA.* Official Canadian No. 170256. Of 1,778 tons gross; 1,084 tons Reg. Built at Wyandotte, Mich., in 1889. Home port, Toronto, Ont. 243.2 x 41.8 x 19.6 Of 144 horse power. Owned by the Albatross Steamship Co., Montreal, Que.
* foreign name JOS. W. SIMPSON.
List of Vessels of the Registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada, on Dec. 31, 1942
MINDEMOYA Now Is YANKCANUCK.
Only a comparatively few persons here have heard of the Yankcanuck Transportation Company or the ship of the same name. But the vessel has a close association to a group of persons in Marinette.
The YANKCANUCK a pulpwood carrier is owned and operated by Capt. and Mrs. F. Manzzutti, of Hamilton Ont, Canada. Mrs. Manzzutti is the former Eleanor L. Cox, daughter Arthur Cox Sr., River Road, Marinette. The YANKCANUCK is the former MINDEMOYA, once owned by Capt. Orin W. Angwall of Marinette.
Only Composite Hull ship
The transportation company is run by the Manzzuttis and their office is aboard their ship where they also have their living quarters.
There are many ships on the Great Lakes on the Canadian side from 50 to 60 years old, but the YANKCANUCK, built in 1889 in Wyandotte Mich, is the only composite hull ship still in operation. A composite hull ship has oak planking about six to eight inches thick below the water line with steel frame and all steel above the water line. The vessel will be making a trip to Green Bay early in May when passing Marinette a salute of three long blasts and two short blasts is given.
The Manzzuttis had hoped to lay up last winter in Marinette but time ran short and they were unable to deliver their last cargo in this area. They wintered in Owen Sound, Ontario on Georgian Bay.
Marinette Eagle Star, Marinette
April 24, 1948
Propeller YANKCANUK.* Official Canadian No. 170256. Of 1,778 gross tons; 1,084 tons reg. Built at Wyandotte, Mich, in 1889. Home port, Toronto, Ont. 243.3 x 41.8 x 19.6. Of 1,200 horsepower. Owned by Yankcanuk Transportation Co. Ltd. 38 Kings Street West, Toronto, Ont.
* formerly MINDEMOYA and foreign name JOS. W. SiMPSON.
List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada . Dec. 31, 1948
MANCHESTER * Built May 2, 1889 Bulk Propeller - Composite
U. S. No. 92087 2132 gt - 1611 nt 281' x 41' x 20'
* Renamed,(b) JOSEPH W. SIMPSON - US - 1921. Shortened 41' in 1922.
(c) MINDEMOYA - Can - 1938 (C 170256)
(d) YANKCANUCK - Can - 1946
Scrapped at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., in 1959.
Detroit/Wyandotte Shipbuilding Master List
Institute for Great Lakes Research