Buffalo 3

1978                                  Buffalo     3                                             

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Sturgeon Bay WI by Bay Shipbuilding Co., Hull 721
Keel laid May 12, 1977;  launched March 16, 1978. 

634’10” LOA, 617’ LBP, 68’ beam, 40’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 7200 BHP

Enrolled at
615.0 x 68.1 x 38.0, 11619 GT, 8036 NT     US 596352     to:
American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY

Entered service Sept 23, 1978 clearing Sturgeon Bay WI light for Escanaba MI

Upbound Sept 16, 1990 in the Saginaw River, passing MV Jupiter unloading gasoline at the Total Petroleum dock at Bay City MI pulled Jupiter from dock, breaking her unloading hose and power line.  Resulting explosion destroyed Jupiter.  Trapped for six weeks in the river above the site of the accident before she could return back down the river.

IMO 7620653

In service 2011 for American Steamship Co.




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