Location & historical notes: Ohio, on the western end of Lake Erie in Canadian waters.
1901-1910: SS Kewaunee
YEAR BUILT: 1900
BUILT AT: Kewaunee (WI)
CONTRACT PRICE: None - never owned by US Govt.
SISTER VESSELS: None
DESIGN: Steam schooner; wood hull
LENGTH: 90'; BEAM: 24'; DRAFT: 7'; TONNAGE: 133 gross
ILLUMINATING APPARATUS: Oil
FOG SIGNAL: 8" steam whistle
CONSTRUCTION NOTES - MODIFICATIONS - EQUIPMENT CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS:
Owned and operated by the Lakes Carriers Association, hence not part of the USLHS inventory and not numbered as a US lightship. The Lakes Carriers Associated was reimbursed by the US Government 1901-1910 for operating and maintaining the vessel)
STATION ASSIGNMENTS: KEWAUNEE
1901-1910: Southeast Shoal (OH)
(1912: Wreck of Joliet (OH))
(1912: Videl Shoal (OH))
(Southeast Shoal was marked by the
Canadian Government 1896-1901, then discontinued. The Lakes Carriers Association
considered the location should be marked and placed the Kewaunee on station,
manning and maintaining the vessel 1901-1910. Operating expenses were reimbursed
by the US Government. In 1910 the Canadian Government assumed responsibility for
the station. The Canadian Government later acquired Kewaunee, using it until
(Wreck of Joliet and Videl Shoal stations were marked independently by the Lakes Carriers Association. there is no indication that the US government recognized, sponsored, or maintained either of these stations)
RETIRED FROM LIGHTSHIP DUTY: 1927, AGE 27
SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION: Owned by Lakes Carriers Association 1900-1912, then acquired and used by Canada as a lightship 1912-1927
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