On this edition of the Galley podcast, we’ll be bringing you an update from Big Josh, our Chief Steward. He shares a little of his journey into the culinary world as well as his passion for food. I think you’re going to enjoy it. We’ll have that for you. And in our second segment, we’ll take a look at another one of those long since retired freighters that loaded ore in the 60s and 70s the William B. Schiller.
Program Content Sailing Through the 60s and 70s
The William B. Schiller was a 580 foot steel Great Lakes bulk freighter Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull number 372. This steamship was launched Oct 23, 1909. The William A. Irvin that we looked at last week would come around 30 years later, so this was an old timer.
The ship was operational for around 64 years the longest longevity of the vessels we have studied so far. The Duluth News-Tribune published a photo of the B.F. Affleck and the William B. Schiller sitting side by side on the scrapheap in Duluth. It was laid up November 24, 1974 in Duluth and did not operate again. Sold for scrap in 1978 to Hyman Michaels Co. and scrapped in Duluth.
We really enjoy bringing you these vessel histories and learning about some of the men who were movers and shakers in the early steel industry. I hope you do as well. At some point in time, we may make these individual vessel histories available on the website as we start to building a library. So keep looking for that.
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The Book of Prominent Pennsylvanians; a standard reference
Publisher Pittsburgh, Leader Publ.
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Call number b3906165
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Book contributor New York Public Library
Collection newyorkpubliclibrary; americana
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