Steam screw J.H. SHEADLE.* U.S. No. 202542. Of 6,838 tons gross; 5,183 tons net. Built at Ecorse, Mich., in 1905. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 513.0 x 60.2 x 32.0 and a crew of 31. Freight service. Of 1,700 indicated horse power. Steel built. Owned by the Cleveland Cliffs Steamship Co. [Ohio]
* Formerly steam screw WILLIAM G. MATHER.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1925
Steam screw WILLIAM G. MATHER.* U.S. No. 202542. Of 6,838 tons gross; 5,183 tons net. Built at Ecorse, Mich., in 1905. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 513.0 x 60.2 x 32.0 and a crew of 22. Freight service. Of 2,000 indicated horse power. Steel built.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1911. [steam vessels]
The steel freighter WILLIAM G. MATHER will be launched at noon Saturday, Sept 23, at the Ecorse yards of the Great Lakes Engineering Company. The MATHER is the widest propeller ever built for the lakes, her beam being 60 feet. She is 511 feet on the keel. Mr. Mather and a party from Cleveland will witness the launching. The vessel is building for the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company.
Buffalo Evening News
Monday, September 11, 1905
NOTE:-- the WILLIAM G. MATHER changed her name to J.H. SHEADLE in 1924 and the original J.H. SHEADLE changed her name to F.A. BAILEY at the same time.
WILLIAM G. MATHER.* Built September 23, 1905 Bulk Carrier
U.S. No. 202542. 6838 gt - 5183 nt 513.0 x 60.2 x 32.0
* Renamed [b] J.H. SHEADLE - U.S. - 1925
[c] H.L. GOBEILLE - U.S. - 1955
[d] NICOLET - U.S. - 1965
Converted to self-unloader in winter, 1964-65
Great Lakes Emgineering Works, [Ecorse], Master Shipbuilding list
Institute for Great lakes Research