Steamship William G. Mather, Great Lakes Science Center

1 S High St
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 376-9185

87 N Main St
Oberlin, OH 44074

(440) 775-8665

9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

(216) 421-7000

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Cleveland, OH 44106

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Cleveland, OH 44114

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1455 E 6th St
Cleveland, OH 44114

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Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland, OH 44106

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Cleveland, OH 44113

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St. John’s Episcopal Church

2600 Church Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113

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Cleveland, OH 44114

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Toby’s Plaza

Uptown Pedestrian Trwy
Cleveland, OH 44106

1460 W 29th St
Cleveland, OH 44113

(216)938-5429

West Side Market

1979 W 25th St
Cleveland, OH 44113

(216) 664-3387

The Steamship William G. Mather is a retired Great Lakes bulk freighter now restored as a museum ship docked at the Great Lakes Science Center. The Mather is one of four in the Great Lakes region. She transported cargo such as ore, coal, stone and grain to ports throughout the Great Lakes, and was nicknamed “The Ship That Built Cleveland” because Cleveland’s steel mills were a frequent destination. Built in 1925 by Great Lakes Engineering Works in Ecorse, Michigan, she was considered the latest word in ship design, propulsion, navigation equipment and crew accommodations. She was the flagship of The Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Company fleet until 1952.

Explore the 1925-built Mather from stem to stern and see its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room. Walk the decks and marvel at the “engineering firsts” that helped transform Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center. Experience the golden era of steamships on one of the best.

FRONT Curatorial Co-conspirator
Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen, President and CEO, Great Lakes Science Center

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