Barker, James R.

1976                                  James R. Barker                                            

Steel twin-screw self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 905
Built in dry dock;  keel laid Oct 14, 1974;  floated May 29, 1976
First 1000-foot vessel built entirely on the Great Lakes

1000’ LOA, 990’6” LBP, 105’ beam, 50’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, 2 oil-fired diesel engines, 16000 BHP

Enrolled at
990.0 x 105.2 x 47.7, 34728 GT, 29629 NT     US 573682     to:
Interlake Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Wilmington DE)

Entered service Aug 7, 1976 clearing Cleveland OH light for Taconite Harbor MN

IMO 7390260

In service 2011 for Interlake Steamship Co.

 

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