Steamship William G. Mather Museum1001 E 9th St
Cleveland, OH 44114-1003
216-574-6262 | http://greatscience.com/explore/exhibits/william-g-mather-steamship
The Ship that Built Cleveland
Built in 1925 by Great Lakes Engineering Works as the flagship for the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company, the William G. Mather is a 618-foot lake freighter open for tours.
Built in 1925 by Great Lakes Engineering Works as the flagship for the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company and named in honor of the company president, the William G. Mather is a 618-foot bulk freighter that transported ore, stone and coal throughout the Great Lakes region. The William G. Mather was nicknamed “the Ship That Built Cleveland” because of her many iron ore deliveries to Cleveland's growing steel mill industries.
The Steamship William G. Mather functions as a museum operated by the Great Lakes Science Center. Visitors can tour the ship to learn why shipping on the Great Lakes was so important to the region. Visitors will see several exhibits and tour the cargo holds, pilot house, guest quarters, and the four-story engine room.
Tours of the William
Tours of the William G. Mather are seasonal so please check availability before planning your visit.