The SS Meteor

The SS Meteor; Superior, Wisconsin

The world’s last iron ore whaleback ship designed by Captain Alexander McDougall, is still fitted with her original 1896 steam engine.


“ The complex technical reports and sophisticated engineering needed for the Historic Structure Report of the last remaining whaleback ship, originally launched as the Frank Rockefeller, were possible due the financial support provided by the Jeffris Family Foundation.”

– Sara Blanck, Executive Director, 
SS Meteor Whaleback Museum,
Superior Public Museums