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H. P. Bope 1907 - 1916
E. A. S. Clarke (2) 1916 - 1970
Kinsman Voyager 1970 - 1974

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Built by Superior Shipbuilding Co. of Superior, WI as hull 519. Launched on October 19, 1907 as H. P. BOPE for Standard Steamshop Co. Dimensions: 560' 00" loa x 56' 00" beam x 30' 00" depth; 5,750 GRT, 4,422 NRT. Powered by a 2,200 ihp quadruple expansion steam engine. Entered service in October 1907.

Transferred to Interlake Steamship Co. in 1913 then later in 1916, renamed E. A. S. CLARKE. On October 26, 1924, the E. A. S. CLARKE anchored off Great Lakes Engineering Works in the Detroit River because of dense fog. As the CLARKE was swinging at anchor, the B. F. JONES struck her near the aft deck house which caused her to sink. No lives were lost.

Her tonnage was changed to 5,762 GRT, 4,434 NRT in 1947 and again in 1948 to 5,806 GRT, 4,465 NRT. In 1952, the spar deck was rebuilt from 32 hatches on 12' centers to 16 hatches on 24' centers. New side tanks and a tank top where installed the same year. The new tonnage became 6,220 GRT, 4,559 NRT. Reboilered in 1953 with two coal fired Foster-Wheeler water tube boilers. Laid up in the winter of 1960. Transferred to Pickands Mather Co. and remained in lay-up.

Sold in April 1970 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co. and renamed Kinsman Voyager. Backed into a mud bank while departing Globe Elevator, Superior, WI September 30, 1972 damaging the rudder. Repairs were made in Superior and departed October 3, 1972. Laid up for the last time in Toledo on May 26, 1973.

The next spring, she was sold to Marine Salvage in Port Colborne and arrived there April 22, 1974 under tow of the SALVAGE MONARCH. Sold to Lutgens & Reimers of Hamburg, Germany and passed Cape Vincent under the tow of the SALVAGE MONARCH and HELEN M. McALLISTER on May 2, 1975 for Quebec City. On June 7th, the VOYAGER departed Quebec along with the JAMES E. FERRIS by the Polish tug JANTAR. They arrived in Hamburg, Germany on July 4, 1975 and used as storage hulks by Lutgens & Reimers. The VOYAGER was towed to Bilbao, Spain arriving on June 26, 1978 an then to Pasajes, Spain on July 16, 1978. Her last tow was on August 29, 1978 to Santander, Spain to be scrapped by Recuperaciones Submarinas S.A.

 

H. P. Bope 1907 - 1913
(Standard Steamship Co.)

Riding light above the Soo Locks, 1909
(Paul LaMarre Jr. collection)

H. P. Bope under tow of tug Thomas Wilson departing Ashtabula, 1911
(John Lee Photo, Paul LaMarre Jr. collection)

The smoke clears
(John Lee Photo, Paul LaMarre III collection)

Departing Duluth.
(Paul LaMarre III collection)

H. P. Bope 1913 - 1916
(Interlake Steamship Co.)

H. P. Bope loaded and underway
(Louis Pesha photo, Ron Beaupre collection)

     
E. A. S. Clarke (2) 1916 - 1970
(Interlake Steamship Co.)

Outboard the Elton Hoyt 2nd with a CSL canaler behind at the Interlake Iron Dock, Toledo, 1937
(Wade Streeter Collection)

Under the Huelett unloaders in Cleveland, 1943
(Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress collection)

A closer view, 1943
(Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress collection)

A bucket heading back for another load, 1943
(Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress collection)

Looking down on the unloading operation with the coal barge Pittsburgh along side behind the unloading legs, 1943
(Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress collection)

Looking down the deck, 1943
(Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress collection)

Loaded bucket clearing the hatch, 1943
(Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress collection)

A operator pauses for the photographer, 1943
(Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress collection)

From the deck with the Col. James M. Schoonmaker waiting her turn, 1943
(Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress collection)

Upbound under the Ambassador Bridge, June 25, 1950
(Photo by John H. Bascom, Ron Beaupre collection)

Running light bound for the next load, July 1958.
(Matt Miner collection)

Upbound at Mission Pt., 1960's
(Photo by Tom Manse)

Downbound Mission Pt., 1960's
(Photo by Tom Manse)

Upbound Mission Pt., 1960's
(Photo by Tom Manse)

Waiting to be unloaded.
(Terry McCullough collection)

A postcard of the Clarke at the Lakefront Dock #2 dumper, Toledo.
(Don Geske collection)

Under tow in Lake Erie from Toledo to Erie, October 1964
(Photo by Russ Plumb)

Inside the pilot house during the tow, October 1964
(Photo by Russ Plumb)

A postcard view from a passenger ship near Mission Pt.
(Matt Miner collection)

Back of the card.
(Matt Miner collection)

1959 trip summaries. New
(Compiled by Terry Doyon & Skip Gillham)

     
Kinsman Voyager 1970 - 1978
(Kinsman Marine Transit Co.)

In American Shipbuilding drydock, Lorian being prepared for service under Kinsman. Note the Clarke name has not been changed but the stack has.
(Photo by Russ Plumb)

Upbound Port Huron, July 1970
(Jim Kidd photo, Ron Beaupre Collection)

Stern view, July 1970
(Jim Kidd photo, Ron Beaupre Collection)

Passing under the Blue Water Bridge downbound, July 19, 1970
(Marc Vander Meulen collection)

Unloading at a Robinhood Elevator, Detroit.
(Photo by Emory Massman, Marc Vander Meulen collection)

Below the Blue Water Bridge downbound, August 19, 1970
(Photo by Emory Massman, Marc Vander Meulen collection)

Downbound at Port Huron.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Sliding down the wall to the MacArthur Lock.
(Photo by Roger LeLievre)

St. Marys River, July 27, 1971
(Photo by Roger LeLievre)

Loading in Silver Bay, July 1971
(Photo by Russ Plumb)

Downbound Mission Pt., August 1972
(Photo by Roger LeLievre)

St. Marys River, 1972
(Photo by Tom Manse)

Upbound at Mission Pt., August 1972
(Peter Vander Linden photo, Paul LaMarre Jr. collection)

Downbound the St. Marys River, May 1973
(Photo by Roger LeLievre)

Laid up in the Frog Pond, Toledo with the Silver Bay rafted beside her, 1973
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Another view.
(Photo by Roger LeLievre)

Laid up at the Frog Pond, Toledo a few weeks before she was towed for scrap, Spring 1974
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Passing under the Laviolette Bridge, Three Rivers under tow of the Salvage Monarch and another tug bound for Quebec City, 1975
(Photo by René Beauchamp, Ron Beaupre Collection)

1972 trip summaries. New
(Compiled by Terry Doyon & Skip Gillham)

 

 

Audio of the ship
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Kinsman Voyager upbound at Bouy 58 near Detroit Edison, Marysville. The salty Kristin Brovig briefly interrupts the call.
July 23, 1972
(Provided by Roger LeLievre)

     

 

Masters and Chief Engineers of the H. P. Bope
(Courtesy of Russ Plumb)
Masters Chief Engineers
unknown 1907
Frank C. Rae 1908
unknown 1909
Frank C. Rae 1910
unknown 1911
Frank C. Rae 1912
unknown 1907
W. A. Moudy 1909
unknown 1909
Thomas E. Bouchard 1910
unknown 1911
George A. Gardner 1912
Masters and Chief Engineers of the E. A. S. Clarke
(Courtesy of Russ Plumb)
Masters Chief Engineers
J. H. Lowes 1913 - 22
Benjamin F. Ogden 1923 - 26
S. W. Watson 1927 - 31
unknown 1932 - 35
Ross Campbell 1936 - 37
unknown 1938
Frank Van Dusen Jr. 1939
Ross Campbell 1940 - 41
Roy F. Wuest 1942 - 49
Nels B. Larsen 1950 - 52
John B. Maddigan 1952 - 53
Henry W. Reinhold 1954
Carl W. Basch 1955
Carl F. Rapp 1956 - 57
Oliver L. Ziegman 1958
George A. Hanson 1959 - 60
Douglas G. Cousins 1961
George A. Gardner 1913 - 15
William Anderson 1916 - 23
James Dungan 1924 - 31
unknown 1932 - 35
John F. Johnson 1936 - 37
unknown 1938
William J. McSweeney 1939 - 43
Leo G. Bammel 1944 - 46
Ashley J. Arnold 1947
Arthur H. Jacobs 1948 - 52
Leslie S. Sangster 1953 - 55
Cecil E. Ball 1956 - 57
Leslie S. Sangster 1958
G. Monroe Hoffman 1959 - 61
Masters and Chief Engineers of the Kinsman Voyager
(Courtesy of Russ Plumb)
Masters Chief Engineers
Herbert Conlin 1971 - 72
D. E. Kolacz 1973
George F. Meno 1971 - 72
D. Short 1973

 


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