1897, Nov 27 Launched, largest carrier on Great Lakes; duplicate of AURANIA; cost $130,000.
1898, Apr 29 Loaded 210,539 bushels grain Chicago; new record; towed by steamer ITALIA.
1898, May 24 Struck by barge MAIDA, St. Mary's River; starboard bow holed; drydocked Duluth for repairs.
1898, Sep 21 Aground in St. Mary's River.
1902 Mar Owned James Corrigan, Cleveland; rebuilt Chicago as bulk freighter; 3,845 gross tons/2777 net tons; given 19, 33 1/2" & 56 x 42", 1500hp @86 rpm triple expansion engine from steamer AURORA (1887) & 42" stroke 1500hp @ 86 rev, Cleveland Shipbuilding Co; 2 - 12'6" x 12' scotch boilers from Manitowoc Boiler Works. Pioneer Steam Co., Hutchinson & Co. Managers, Cleveland. Home port Fairport, OH.
1912 Owned Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland; rebuilt 3695 gross tons/2818 net tons; 4 bulkheads & 3 holds.
1925-26 Reconstructed, tonnage unchanged; renamed S.B. COOLIDGE.
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