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R. J. Hackett (Propeller), U21934


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The "R. J. Hackett" 21934 was built by Peck & Masters at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1869, and named for Captain Robert J. Hackett (1827-1879), one of the principals in the vessel's ownership, which also included Peck. A large wooden freighter for the era, she did serve as the design paradigm for subsequent "lakers," with pilothouse far forward and a midship section devoted to regularly spaced hatches that served large
holds; in this vein, she was the first vessel expressly designed and built for the carriage of iron ore on the lakes. She brought the first cargo of iron ore to Cleveland, launching that city's role as a major steel producer, in 1871. She stranded 12 November 1905 on Whaleback Shoal, Green Bay, bound for Marinette, Wisconsin, with coal; while trying to free herself, she caught fire, a total loss.
      William Lafferty, PhD


      Steam screw R.J. HACKETT. U. S. No. 21934. Of 1,129 tons gross; 921 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1869. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 211.2 x 32.5 x 19.2 Crew of 14. Of 75 indicated horsepower. Freight service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904
     


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McN.E.8363
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English
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William R. McNeil
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R. J. Hackett (Propeller), U21934