The William P Rend was a 288 x 40 x 24 steamer at 2,973-gross tons. On Sept 22, 1917, she floundered and sunk with a partial load on limestone. All nine crew were rescued without injury. The William P Rend began life in 1888 as the steamer GEORGE G. HADLEY but on June 7, 1902 she collided with the THOMAS WILSON just outside of Duluth harbor. While the WILSON sank with nine of her crew, the HADLEY managed to beach herself on Minnesota Point. She was sold, repaired and renamed as the WILLIAM P. REND.