1909 J. S. Ashley 1980
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 371
Launched July 31, 1909
524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1800 IHP
Engine salvaged from str. Lafayette, lost by stranding on Lake Superior in 1905
Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 20, 1909 (Temp #13)
504.0 x 54.0 x 30.0, 6361 GT, 4789 NT US 206695 to:
Kinney Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, A. T. Kinney, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)
Entered service 1909
Permsanent enrollment at Duluth MN Sept 20, 1909 (#7)
Home port to Fairport OH 1916
Home port to Wilmington DE 1932
Sold 1936 to Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr.
Converted to self-unloader 1937 at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 509.7 x 54.2 x 26.7, 6993 GT, 5835 NT
Repowered 1952 with Skinner Unaflow engine at Cleveland OH by Rud Machine Co.
Sold 1961 to American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr. (home port to Buffalo NY)
Renamed Fred A. Manske (2) 1962
Did not operate 1975 season
Sold 1976 to Reoch Transports Ltd., Westdale Shipping Ltd., Mgr. (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Brookdale (2)
Enrolled Canadian at 518, 7246 GT, 4880 NT Can 370901
Lost unloading boom July 17, 1980 at Windsor ON in windstorm while loading salt at Canadian Rock Salt Co. Sailed to Buffalo NY for unloading, then to Toronto ON for layup. Sold for scrap to A. Newman & Co. Towed to Port Maitland ON in Oct and scrapped there.