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Special Calumet Photo Gallery
November 18, 2007

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11/18/2007 - The 78-year old classic laker Calumet left on her last voyage from Cleveland to Port Colborne, where she is expected to be scrapped. Launched in 1929 as the Myron C. Taylor, for Pittsburgh Steamship Company (US Steel), she served until 2001 as the flagship of the USS fleet. She was converted to a self unloader in 1956 and repowered with a 16-cylinder Nordberg diesel in 1968. She became part of the Lower Lakes/Grand River Navigation fleet 2001. Prior to her departure from Cleveland, the BoatNerd News staff had the opportunity to tour the vessel and take pictures. Click here for complete history of the Calumet.

Stern end

Stern view

Forward end

On deck looking forward

Along the self unloader boom

Telescoping hatches closed

Telescoping hatch open.

Bolts holding the boom pivot to the deck.

Steam winches used to open and closed the telescoping hatches.

View aft from the unloader

Pilothouse name board

Controls on port side wing.
The little one on the left is the whistle switch.

Inside the pilothouse



Looking aft inside the pilothouse

Engine room telegraph

Wheelsman position behind the auto pilot

Reference library and crank telephone on back of pilothouse.

Cleaning our the charts cabinet in the chart room.

Swing behind the guest quarters.

Rear end of the pilothouse.

Fire axe

Main unit of the gyroscope

Wheelsman Jay Love whose grandfather sailed on the boat when she was the Myron C. Taylor.

Interior stairs from the guest quarters to the guest lounge

Paneling inside one of the guest rooms

Molding detail

Guest room

Guest room toilet with a  bathtub.

Steward's call button in the guest room. It still works, but don't expect anyone to answer.

Guest room alarm

Cast steel porthole cover.

Forward anchor windlass

Forward crew lounge, formerly the guest steward kitchen.

Emergency Steering on the rear deck

Looking forward on the upper rear deck.

Stack insignia

Fantail mooring winch.

Fantail spotlight and flag staff

Looking forward from the upper rear deck.



Officers dining room

Another view


Steward Kit Pavlovich hard at work over a hot stove.

Kit posts the early Thanksgiving dinner and last supper:
Cream of Mushroom soup
New York Strip
Lobster tails
Green bean casserole
Sweet potatoes
Pumpkin bread
Pumpkin pie
Shrimp cocktail
Salad bar.

Crew's mess

Still plenty in the freezer.

Crank telephone in the crew's mess

Steam steering gear

Top of the Nordberg diesel main engine

Starboard side

Chief Engineer Doug Sherman (c), poses with 1st/2nd Assistant Engineer Wally Hogle (l) and 3rd/2nd Assistant Engineer Fred Harris (r).

Steam boilers for heating and winches.

Part of the engine room controls panels.

Oiler Mark Malloy keeps an eye on the engine room controls.

Engine room telegraph.

Coming under the River Road Bridge in the old river bed.



Steam reflects the colored lights in the local cabaret.

Through the ConRail Bridge for the last time.

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