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Great Lakes Kinsmen Enterprise Emergency Steering Ships Wheel

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Emergency Steering Wheel


Featuring our Cast Iron Great Lakes SS Kinsman Enterprise | Harry Coulby Emergency Steering Ships Wheel which served a extremely important role on steam-powered Freighter. If the main steering in the pilothouse became inoperable these were the back up for the primary steering. Typically they were placed on the stern of the ship over the rudder, which is shown in the photo below.

Kinsman Enterprise 2 – Photo from Boatnerd.com


The wheels diameter 63 inches measures. The felloes, inner ring where the spokes are attached, diameter is measures 51 inches. the diameter of the barrel is 12 inches. The spokes plus the handles measure 26 inches.  The emergency wheel is attached to a pillar which 25 inches high, the base it is attached to is 20 by 24 inches.

This straight deck bulk carrier Harry Coulby was mainly used to transport coal and iron ore. It her later days it was grain and wheat.  She was built by the American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OH in 1927. She was purchased in 1988 by the Kinsman Marine Transit Lines, Inc., Cleveland, OH after being sold for scrap. She was the second “Kinsman Enterprise”, in the Kinsman fleet, which has been owned and operated by the Steinbrenner family of New York Yankee baseball fame for almost a century.

Kinsman Enterprise 2 – Photo from Boatnerd.com

$3,500 – Please call to place order – (574)-870-1571

Note: Personal pick up would be recommended. Other wise this item will be shipped via freight on a pallet and will need to be picked up at a FedEx freight facility.

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Our goal is to ship your items within 1-2 business days of purchase. Custom orders may have a longer processing time.

You will be shipped the Great Lakes Cast Iron Kinsmen Enterprise Emergency Steering Ships Wheel shown in the photos.

$3,500 – Please call to place order – (574)-870-1571

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