Steamship William G. Mather

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Steamship William G. Mather

Post by cyberbadger » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:53 am

Despite having gone to high school and college in Cleveland, I had never seen the Mather before today.

She was an important bulk freighter for the Great Lakes, and is next to the Great Lakes Science Center and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a floating Museum.

Boiler
Babcock&Wilcox
Oil burning water tube, superheater, forced draft,
8775 square feet of heating surface
450PSI
111000 Gallons of Fuel (Bunker "C" oil)
391.8 Gallons/Hour
26.6 Gallons/Mile

Engine
Orig: Coal-fired quadruple expansion steam engine (1925)
Refit: DeLaval steam turbine (1954) 5,000 shp (3,728 kW)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamship ... ime_Museum

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This sign indicates that an event must have occurred at least once when unloading. "Where is my Wheat???" - "How about wheat sprouts?"
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They had problems with soot too. Looking into a furnace, they have a mirror on a stand to help see inside better.
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Definately not Nibco!
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My sister next to steering engine and ship's lathe.
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I love machine shops or repair areas on steam ships.
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Engine room and start of high pressure and low pressure turbines:
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This seems suspicious...
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Bridge:
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This is the link for the whole upload if you want to see larger versions...
http://imgur.com/a/pDTKK

-CB
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