1898 Australia 1948
Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge
Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 31
Launched Nov 27, 1897
396’ LOA, 376’ LBP, 48’ beam, 26’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’
Enrolled at Cleveland OH Dec 28, 1897 (#18)
376.0 x 18.2 x 22.3, 3745.17 GT, 3467.89 NT US 30094 to:
James Corrigan, Wycliffe OH (home port Fairport OH)
Transferred early 1898 to Australia Transit Co., Cleveland OH, James Corrigan, Mgr.
Entered service 1898
Converted to steamer 1902 at Chicago IL by Ship Owners Dry Dock Co., using the 1000 IHP triple expansion engine with coal-fired boilers from the wooden steamer Aurora of 1887.
Remeasured to 3845 GT, 2877 NT
Sold 1916 to Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr.
Renamed S. B. Coolidge 1925
Cargo hold rebuilt 1926 to arch construction at Cleveland OH by Rud Machine Co.
Remeasured to 3695 GT, 2818 NT
Traded in with str. Amazon to U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC on the purchase price of str. Clarence B. Randall. Operated during World War II and after the war on continuing temporary charter by Gartland Steamship Co., Chicago IL, D. Sullivan & Co., Mgr.
Sold for scrap 1948 to Bethlehem Steel Co. and scrapped at Lackawanna NY
See history in Scanner March 2008 (#313)