Bryn Mawr

1900                                  Bryn Mawr                                  1967

Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 41
Launched June 12, 1900

412’ LOA, 400’ LBP, 50’ beam, 27’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Duluth MN June 12, 1900 (#123)
400.0 x 50.2 x 23.9, 4294 GT, 3853 NT     US 3845     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)
(This fleet was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie to compete with John D. Rockefeller’s Bessemer Steamship Co.  When the United States Steel Corporation was founded in early 1901, the 99 vessels in five other fleets joined the thirteen vessels then in this fleet to become the ore-carrying arm of the Corporation, at 112 vessels the largest fleet on the Great Lakes.)

Entered service 1900

Cargo hold rebuilt 1921 to arch construction at Chicago IL
Remeasured to 3854 GT, 3412 NT

Sold 1940 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Bryn Barge
Enrolled Canadian at 400.0 x 50.2 x 23.5, 4214 GT, 3963 NT     Can 172359

Fleet renamed Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. 1959

Laid up at the end of the 1960 season at Goderich ON and did not operate again.  Used for grain storage in Goderich harbor.

Sold 1968 for breakwater.  Towed down Welland Canal to Lake Ontario and scuttled with barges John Fritz and John A. Roebling as breakwater foundation for dock of Lakeview Coal Co., 10 miles west of Toronto ON.

See history in Scanner Feb 1895 (#218)




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