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1931 Great Lakes Ship 4-Letter Callsigns

This 1931 Department of Commerce Callsign list was supplied by Bob Ballantine, W8SU.  Most of the callsigns were continued by the FCC after it was formed in 1934, and were used throughout the 1940s by the boats still in service, but, according to Tom Drake, by the late 1950s all the freighters had been assigned the newer two letter, four number calls (e. g. WA-1234).   Bob explains that the boats with missing call letters were Pittsburgh Steam Ship Company (US Steel) boats which for some reason were omitted from the listing.  There are 247 boats in the list.

NAME   CALL
A. M. BYERS WADD
A. F. HARVEY
A. D. MACBETH KDXN
A. A. AUGUSTUS KDXQ
ADAM E. CORNELIUS KDVF
ALABAMA WPCT
ALEX B. UHRIG KFSA
ALEXANDER MCDOUGALL
ALPENA WADU
ALVA C. DINKEY
AMASA STONE WPBC
AMAZON KDXP
ANGELINE KFNM
ANN ARBOR FERRY VII WDCK
ANN ARBOR FERRY IV WDCO
ANN ARBOR FERRY II WDCN
ANN ARBOR FERRY VI WDCQ
ANN ARBOR FERRY V WDCP
ARCTURUS KFXV
ASHTABULA WBDG
AUGUST ZIESING
B. F. AFFLEK
B. H. TAYLOR KFLK
BARLOW WLAE
BARRALLTON KIDT
BENSON FORD KFTC
BETHLEHEM WCDR
BLOSSOM KFLG
BRANDON KFYL
BUTTERCUP KJIT
CADILLAC WFNN
CALCITE KDZN
CAMBRIA WDDY
CARL D. BRADLEY WOBK
CHARLES L. HUTCHINSON WMIU
CHARLES O. JENKINS
CHARLES M. SCHWAB WPBD
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WPCW
CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS KFIS
CITY OF ERIE WTCS
CITY OF BENTON HARBOR WPCX
CITY OF FLINT 32 WDCI
CITY OF DETROIT III WNCN
CITY OF CLEVELAND III WNCM
CITY OF HOLLAND KFES
CITY OF SAGINAW 31 WDCH
CITY OF ST. JOSEPH KFIT
CITY OF BUFFALO WTCR
CITY OF SAUGATUCK KFET
CLARENCE A. BLACK
CLEMENS A. REISS WADE
CLETUS SCHNEIDER KMEO
COL JAMES PICKANDS WPBE
COL JAMES M. SCHOONMAKER WTBM
COLUMBIA WNCT
CONNEAUT WADV
CONSUMERS POWER KDVS
CORNELL
D. G. KERR
D. M. CLEMSON
DANIEL J. MORRELL KGBD
DAVID P. THOMPSON KGPB
DOUGLAS HOUGHTON
E. G. MATHIOTT KFUB
E. C. COLLINS
EAST INDIAN WGEI
EASTERN STATES WTCB
EASTLAND
EDWARD Y. TOWNSEND KGBE
EDWARD J. BERWIND KFTY
ELBERT H. GARY
ELTON HOYT II KGBO
EMORY L. FORD KFKL
EUGENE W. PARGNY
EUGENE BUFFINGTON
FAVORITE KIFG
FRANCIS E. HOUSE
FRANK BILLINGS KDXM
FRANK E. KIRBY
FRED G. HARTWELL KFKJ
FRONTENAC KFLJ
G. A. TOMLINSON KDXJ
GEN. ORLANDO M. POE
GEORGE H. INGALLS KFTO
GEORGE F. BAKER
GEORGE STEPHENSON
GEORGE W. PERKINS
GEORGE G. CRAWFORD
GOODTIME WTCU
GOODTIMES R US KISS
GRAND ISLAND KFNA
GREATER DETROIT WSBI
GREYHOUND II
HARRY COULBY WPBF
HARRY B. WILLIAMS WCEU
HARVARD
HARVEY H. BROWN WEDA
HENRY R. ROGERS
HENRY FORD II KFDT
HENRY PHIPPS
HENRY G. DALTON KGAE
HENRY C. FRICK
HOMER D. WILLIAMS
HOWARD L. SHAW
HOWARD P. EELLS JR. WDDP
HUMRICK KIFN
HURON WBCC
ILLINOIS WPCY
INDIANA WPCZ
ISAAC L. ELWOOD
ISHPEMING KFLL
J. L. REISS KURJ
J. F. SCHOELLKOPF JR. KFCJ
J. J. SULLIVAN KDXV
J. H. SHEADLE KKUI
JAMES P. WALSH KDXW
JAMES E. FERRIS KDXK
JAMES MACNAUGHTON KFCN
JOHN A. DONALDSON KFTT
JOHN P. REISS KUTM
JOHN S. MANUEL KDXL
JOHN F. CUSHING WGDV
JOHN G. MUNSON I KFSI
JOHN W. BOARDMAN KFMN
JOHN MCCARTNEY KENNEDY WDDN
JOHN STANTON KDXT
JOHN R. WILLIAMS KGAU
JOHN KENDALL WJDP
JOHN J. BOLAND KDWB
JOLIET KGOI
JOSEPH BLOCK KGNZ
JOSEPH H. FRANTZ WIDF
JOSEPH G. BUTLER JR. KDXU
JUNIATA WADM
L. E. BLOCK KGFE
LA SALLE WTBL
LACKAWANNA WCDP
LAGONDA KGAS
LAKE FRUGALITY KEGP
LAKE FOLCROFT KEXL
LAKE FREELAND WDUU
LAKE OSWEYA KVAA
LAKE HEMLOCK KLOE
LAKE GORLIN WIRE
LAKE ORMOC KVUA
LAKE BENBOW KVAE
LEHIGH WCDN
LOUIS R. DAVIDSON KDUH
LYNFORD E. GEER WADF
MALIETOA
MANITOU WBDH
MARCOPA
MARIPOSA WODV
MARITANA WODW
MARQUETTE KFNP
MARQUETTE & BESSEMER NR2 WFDQ
MARTIN MULLEN KDXY
MARYLAND WCDQ
MATAAFA
MAUNALOA
MCGILVARY SHIRAS
MICHAEL GALLAGHER KFST
MICHAEL J. BARTELME
MICHIGAN KFLN
MINNESOTA WQCY
MISSOURI WQDK
MUNISING KFNQ
N. F. LEOPOLD KGNY
NEGAUNEE KFNR
NORMAN B. REAM
NORTH AMERICAN WTBA
O. S. MCFARLAND KDUZ
OCTORARA WADO
PAM SCHNEIDER KFNT
PENNSYLVANIA WMDS
PENTECOST MITCHELL
PERCIVAL ROBERTS JR.
PERE MARQUETTE 15 WDCA
PERE MARQUETTE 22 WDCG
PERE MARQUETTE 19 WDCB
PERE MARQUETTE 17 WDCC
PERE MARQUETTE 18 WDCD
PERE MARQUETTE 20 WDCE
PERE MARQUETTE 21 WDCF
PETER REISS WADG
PETER WHITE KFLO
PETER A. B. WIDENER
PHILLIP D. BLOCK WCDG
PIONEER KFMK
PONTIAC KFML
PRESQUE ISLE KFNS
PRICE MCKINNEY KDXR
PRINCETON
PURITAN WADX
PUT IN BAY
QUEEN CITY
R. R. RICHARDSON
RENSSAELAER
RICHARD J. REISS WADH
RICHARD TRIMBLE
ROBERT FULTON
ROBERT HOBSON WPBA
ROBERT W. E. BUNSEN
S. B. COOLIDGE WBDQ
S.T. CRAPO WOBA
SAMUEL MITCHELL WBDC
SAMUEL MATHER WPBG
SAMUEL F. B. MORSE
SAUCON WQCO
SEEANDBEE WTCT
SIR WM. FAIRBAIRN
SOUTH AMERICAN WGCW
STANDARD PORTLAND CEMENT KDWA
STE. CLAIRE
STEELTON WCDS
SULPHITE KENQ
T. W. ROBINSON WDDB
TASHMOO KOXD
THEODORE ROOSEVELT KGFV
THEODORE H. WICKWIRE JR. KDUL
THOMAS LYNCH
TIONESTA WADL
U. S. GYPSUM KFBX
VEGA WLCV
VENUS WPBI
VERONA
W. E. FITZGERALD WSBV
W. H. MCGEAN WMIO
W. D. CALVERLEY JR. KDXS
W.F. WHITE WBDM
WESTERN STATES WTCA
WISCONSIN KURS
WM C. ATWATER WDDL
WM. A. MCGONAGLE
WM. E. COREY
WM. P. PALMER
WM. B. DICKSON
WM. A. LYDON KGCC
WM. K. FIELD KFOW
WM. A. MCKENNEY WJCZ
WM. J. FILBERT
WM. A. REISS WADI
WM. A. PAINE KDXZ
WM. R. LINN
WYANDOTTE WADR
YOUNGSTOWN WPBH
ZENITH CITY

Can anyone fill in any of the missing calls or add any additional ones?

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