Bowers, L.M.

1920                                  L. M. Bowers                                  1968

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 777
Launched June 18, 1920
Built on speculation for the account of American Ship Building Co. from surplus materials left over after the World War I shipbuilding program ended and to provide continuing employment for the employees of the shipyard.  Sold July 28, 1920 to operator below.

600’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2300 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 31, 1920 (Temp #4)
580.0 x 60.0 x 27.8, 8262 GT, 6436 NT     US 220453     to:
Continental Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service July 31, 1920 clearing Lorain OH light for Superior WI

Renamed Charles E. Dunlap 1935

Tomlinson fleets merged 1954 into Tomlinson Fleet Corporation, Cleveland OH (home port to Wilmington DE)

Sold for scrap 1968 to Vitamin Capsule Co., Buffalo NY.  Resold to Jacques Periot Jr. & Sons, then to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC Aug 26, 1968 with str. Everetton towed by German tug Rotesand.  Tow arrived Bilbao Spain Sept 23, 1968



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