Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Howard L. Shaw / Mystery Ship

Who am I?

Thanks to Ted Wilush for identifying the ship on the left as the Howard L. Shaw. The ship was built by the Detroit Ship Building Company for the Eddy-Shaw Transit Company. It was launched on September 15, 1900. The Pittsburgh Steamship Company acquired the ship in 1903. In 1922, the hull was reconstructed by the Toledo Ship Building Company. In 1940, the Howard L. Shaw was sold to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co. Ltd. The ship was dynamited in a labor dispute in 1963. A two foot hole was blown in the hull. The Howard L. Shaw was sold to the Toronto Harbour Commissioners in April, 1969 and sunk on July 4, 1969 to make a breakwall near Toronto. If you would like to see additional photos of the Howard L. Shaw, please click here.


Anonymous the rock said...

If the color of the funnel on the vessel being passed by the Pittsburger was a dull green with a black band at the top, then I would say that it is an old Mohawk boat. But the two ships from their fleet that come to mind both had their stern masts forward of the funnel.

The Pittsburger? Could be the Trimble, Ziesing, Williams, etc. Maybe from the 600" class of boats.

These are toughies1

March 01, 2008 12:15 PM  
Anonymous TWilush said...

The vessel on the left is Upper Lake`s Howard L. Shaw

January 11, 2013 1:39 AM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Hi Ted,

Thanks for the identification and information.

January 13, 2013 8:29 PM  

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