American Republic

1981                             American Republic                                            

Steel twin-screw self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Sturgeon Bay WI by Bay Shipbuilding Co., Hull 724
Built in graving dock.  Keel laid Nov 12, 1979;  floated May 21, 1980.
Designed to be able to shuttle iron ore pellets from the ore collection facility at Lorain OH to the Republic Steel Corporation Cleveland plant at the head of navigation of the Cuyahoga River.  

634’10” LOA, 623’3” LBP, 68’ beam, 40’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, 2 oil-fired diesel engines, 7200 BHP

Enrolled at
625.0 x 68.1 x 39.7, 12158 GT, 11106 NT     US 633579     to:
American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY (home port Wilmington DE)

Entered service May 21, 1981 clearing Sturgeon Bay WI light for Escanaba MI

Chartered 2011 to Great Lakes Fleet Inc. and renamed Great Republic 

IMO 7914236

In service 2011 for Great Lakes Fleet





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