Marine Memories: Huronic

postcard of Huronic

A sister ship to the Noronic  and Hamonic, the Huronic,  built in 1902,  was named for the lake on which she generally operated.   Some of the more eventful episodes of her career, however, occured on Lake Superior.  The 328 foot Huronic  was stranded at Whitefish Point by the Great Storm of 1913.  More fortunate than most in that storm, all her crew and passengers were safe.   In 1928, she ran aground at Lucille Island, Lake Superior, but again she was able to be returned to service.

An interesting document in the Moore Museum collection lists the wage schedule for the crew of the Huronic  in 1934.  Wages ranged from $30. per month for the porter to $145. per month for the Chief Officer.  The six firemen earned $45. each per month, while the Third Engineer's wages were $80. per month.