Life on the Laker
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Oh that nostalgic lakes life... I sailed on something similar (slightly larger) in 2012.
Funny we also had a drag race to the Detroit River with another vessel, only we won and the Oiler was leaning out the stern hatch giving them the bird as they came in behind us.
Pretty much everything is in there with this video so If you've ever been interested what life was like to sail onboard the old steam powered straight back bulker, this is authentic.
@MasterMario not sure if you've seen this channel, but I tagged you in case you haven't.
Mauthe, J. L.
1953 J. L. Mauthe
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 298
Keel laid Feb 15, 1951; launched June 21, 1952
647’ LOA, 629’3” LBP, 70’ beam, 36’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 7000 SHP
629.4 x 70.2 x 31.3, 11472 GT, 8421 NT US 264738 to:
Interlake Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port Wilmington DE)
Entered service April 2, 1953 clearing Detroit MI light for Duluth MN
Laid up July 5, 1993 at Superior WI
Converted 1998 to self-unloading barge at Sturgeon Bay WI by Bay Shipbuilding Corporation and renamed Pathfinder (3).
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