The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Major (Propeller), U76792, 1902

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Steam screw MAJOR.* U.S. No. 76792. Of 1,864 tons gross; 1,491 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1889. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 283.0 x 41.4 x 20.0 of 1,000 Indicated horse power and a crew of 16.
      *Formerly steam screw JOHN MITCHELL.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1902
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Steam screw JOHN MITCHELL. U. S. No. 76792. Of 1,864 tons gross; 1,491 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1889. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 283.0 x 41.4 x 20.0 Freight service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901


      Hull No. 47
JOHN MITCHELL* Launched April 3, 1889 bulk propeller (wood)
      U. S. No. 76792 1864 Gross Tons - 1491 Net Tons 283' x 14.4' x 20'
      * Renamed (a) MAJOR - U.S. - 1902
      (b) MAJOR - Can. - 1914
      Became Canadian 1914. Can. Official No. 134263, retained name as converted to a floating dry-dock in 1920 at Midland, Ont. Partially burned at Penetang, Ont., August 3, 1931. Hull scuttled in Midland Bay. Raised April 1962, and sunk between Brebeuf and Giants Tomb Islands.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Ship Building master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio
NOTE:--- Engine from the MAJOR was placed in the steam screw GLENCLOVA, which was built at Midland, Ont., in 1921. which was a Triple-expansion engine, 18", 30", 50", x 42". 180 lb., by Frontier Iron Works, Detroit [built 1889]
      The Wishbone Fleet [ item courtesy of Lachlan MacRae ]
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Major (Propeller), U76792, 1902