SS Meteor

SS Meteor


Superior, Wisconsin (WI), US
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.
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 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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