SS Meteor is the unique surviving ship of the experimental "whaleback" design. The design, created by Scottish captain Alexander McDougall (1845-1923), enabled her to carry a maximum amount of cargo with a minimum of draft. Whalebacks were also called "pig boats", among other names, due to their appearance. The Meteor was built in 1896 in Superior, Wisconsin and, with a number of modifications, sailed until 1969. She is currently a museum ship in her birthplace, the last of the whalebacks.
View in Google Earth Categories: Sea - Cargo, Sea - Static Display
Links: en.wikipedia.org, www.superiorpublicmuseums.org, www.duluthguide.com
By: kjfitz
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@ 2008-01-22 23:55:04
Is that a put-put golf course next to the ship?
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@ 2008-01-23 10:04:46
Captain J's Miniature Golf
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@ 2008-01-28 18:43:57
Now in BEV too!
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