Amberg, William A.

1917                                  William A. Amberg                                  1984

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 723
Launched Sept 15, 1917

550’ LOA, 525’ LBP, 58’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Oct 11, 1917 (#19)
525.0 x 58.0 x 31.0, 7031 GT, 5641 NT     US 215708     to:
Producers Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, M. A. Hanna & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1917

Renamed Albert E. Heekin 1932 (home port to Wilmington DE)

Fleet transferred 1937 to National Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH

Traded 1955 with str. Louis W. Hill to Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland OH for str. Ben Morreel and renamed Silver Bay.

Sold 1957 to Republic Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH, Wilson Marine Transit Co., Mgr.

Boilers converted to oil firing 1962

Sold 1971 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Sold 1975 to Robert Pierson Holdings Ltd. (The Soo River Co.), Hamilton ON (home port Hamilton ON) and renamed Judith M. Pierson.
Enrolled Canadian at 7777 GT, 5811 NT     Can 369239

Fleet failed and sold Aug 1982 to P. & H. Shipping Ltd., Mississauga ON and vessel renamed Fernglen.

Laid up at Toronto ON Nov 10, 1982 and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1984 .  Towed to Port Maitland ON and scrapped there.

IMO 5271587

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 130



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