Steamer WILLIAM G. MATHER (US 224850) built by Great Lakes Engineering Works, River Rouge, MI in 1925 (hull #250) for Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Company. Dimensions: 601'-0" x 62'-0" x 27'-7", 8662 GT. Repowered w/steam turbine in 1954. Flagship of the Cleveland-Cliffs fleet 1925-1952. Donated to Great Lakes Historical Society on December 10, 1987 for use as museum ship in Cleveland.
The upbound MATHER is arriving at the Soo on August 1, 1980.
From the 1989 Calendar featuring photographs by Peter B. Worden Sr.