The F.W. GILCHRIST was launched at West Bay City on Wednesday.
Port Huron Daily Times
Thursday, October 15, 1903
Steam screw FRED W. GILCHRIST. U. S. No. 200378. Of 4,551 tons gross; 3,451 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1903. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 416.0 x 50.0 x 28.0 Passenger service. Crew of 22. Of 1,450 indicated horsepower. Steel built.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
Steam Screw CEPHEUS. * U.S. No. 200378. Of 4,551 tons gross; 3,451 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1903. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 416.0 x 50.0 x 24.0 Freight service. Crew of 22. Of 1,500 indicated horse power. Steel built.
* formerly steam screw FRANK W. CILCHRIST.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1914
Steam screw MANTADOC.* Official Canadian No. 116580. Of 4,460 gross tons; 3,050. Built at Bay City, Mich., in 1903. Home port, Fort William, Ont. 423.5 x 50.2 x 24.0 and 169 horse power. Owned by Paterson Steamship Lines, Fort William. Ont.
* Foreign names FRANK W. GILCHRIST and CEPHEUS.
List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1933
FRANK W. GILCHRIST.* Built 1903 Bulk Propeller -Steel
U. S. No. 200378 4551 gt -3451 nt 416' x 50' x 24'
* Renamed (b) CEPHEUS - US -1913
(c) MANTADOC - Can -1926 (C 116580)
(d) R.G. SANDERSON -Can -1963
Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
Institute for Great Lakes Research