Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mystery Ship



Who am I?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stack insignia looks like Hall Transportation. I'll let The Rock fill in the name.

November 20, 2007 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure that is a Hall boat, as their logo was a more extensive H than the one depicted.
Could be an older Hindman or even a Hutchinson fleet vessel. Whatever her name, she's an old-timer judging by that stack.

the rock

November 22, 2007 5:07 AM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Hi Guys,

Close inspection of the negative reveals that the “H” may actually be an “M.” What fleet(s) used an “M” as a stack logo?

November 22, 2007 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two possibilities come to mind, though there may have been more.
McCarthy SS, out of Detroit is one, but their fleet were "car carriers", hauling Chryslers from the Detroit assembly plants to Cleveland, and they had specially constructed extra heavy, raised steel decks not depicted in the photograph. I photographed them when they tied up at the foot of Mt. Elliot.
Midland SS had an M but I thought it was either black or red rather than white.
Now if that was an N, I'd say we are looking at the old Perseus!!
But that tall, skinny stack puts this old timer back in the 20's or early 30's.
Guess I am really no help.

the rock

November 23, 2007 6:50 AM  
Anonymous MikeM said...

Hutchinson is who I was thinking of, not Hall.

November 23, 2007 5:39 PM  
Anonymous steamman said...

Yeah that`s a Hutchinson laker from the 1930s . Hall had an H and a V chevon under it on the stack . I could not be much help either.

December 16, 2007 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

try frank billings or john stanton

October 11, 2013 11:48 AM  

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