1889, May 4 Launched; sister ships THOMAS W. PALMER, JOHN OWEN; carried iron ore & coal Marquette & Escanaba, MI & Chicago, IL; last operating composite vessel on the Lakes.
1898 New steel deck.
1905, Jul Broke machinery Southeast Shoal, Lake Erie.
1906, Jun 17 Collision with steamer STEEL KING at Harbor Beach, Lake Huron.
1907, Mar 1 Owned Milwaukee Western Steam Ship Co.; removed masts, modernized.
1915 Rebuilt D. Sullivan & Co., Chicago.
1918, Jan 24 Owned Charles W. Moody, Milwaukee, WI.
1919, Mar 3 Owned Edward A. Uhrig, Milwaukee.
1921, Mar 5 Owned Milwaukee Western Fuel Co. at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.
1922 Shortened; 250.8' 1813 gross / 1315 net tons; 2 single ended coal fired Scotch boilers added 12'9" x 11'6"; renamed JOSEPH W. SIMPSON.
1923, Dec 18 Owned Reiss Steamship Co., Sheboygan, WI.
1924 Owned George Hall Corp., Ogdensburg, NY.
1924, Aug 27 Owned George J. Madden, Ogdensburg.
1927, Apr 13 Owned Madden Coal Co., Ogdensburg; home port Fairport, OH.
1928 Fitted with deck crane by Buffalo Dry Dock Co.
1936, Nov 3 Owned Joseph W. Simpson Transportation Co., Escanaba, MI.
1938 Owned Edwin F. Priddle Lumber Co., Ltd., Gore Bay, ONT; carried lumber, coal & silica; 243.2 x 41.8 x 19.6' 1778 gross / 1084 net tons, renamed MINDEMOYA, C170256.
1942 Owned Peruvian Steamship Co., Ltd; bound Montreal, QUE -
Rio de la Plata, South America, never reached there, returned to Lakes.
1943 Owned Albatross Steamship Co., Ltd, Montreal.
1944 Owned Filicano (Frank) Manzzutti, Sault Ste. Marie, ONT; Mindemoy Steamship Co.
1946 Owned Yankcanuk Transportation Co., Toronto; renamed YANKCANUCK.
1957, May 17 Grounded in mud off piers Whitby, ONT.
1957 Laid up Soo, ONT.
1960 Scrapped Sault Ste. Marie, ONT.
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
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