METEOR (whaleback carrier) (Boundary Decrease)

NW tip of Barkers Island, Superior, Wisconsin. County/parish: Douglas.

NRIS 100002377

Added to the National Register of Historic Places April 26, 2018.

Also known as:

  • FRANK ROCKEFELLER
  • SOUTH PARK

From Wikipedia:

SS Meteor (1896)

SS Meteor is the sole surviving ship of the unconventional "whaleback" design. The design, created by Scottish captain Alexander McDougall, enabled her to carry a maximum amount of cargo with a minimum of draft. Meteor was built in 1896 in Superior, Wisconsin, United States, and, with a number of modifications, sailed until 1969. She is a museum ship in the city of her birth.

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Architects:

  • American Steel Barge Company
  • McDougall, Capt. Alexander

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100002377

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