Calcite

1912                                  Calcite                                  1961

Steel Great Lakes self-unloading bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 188
Launched March 30, 1912

436’ LOA, 416’ LBP, 54’ beam, 29’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1700 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI
416.0 x 54.2 x 29.0, 3996 GT, 2459 NT     US 209763     to:
Calcite Transportation Co., Detroit MI
Chartered for ten years to Michigan Limestone & Chemical Co. Rogers City MI

Entered service 1912

Sold April 5, 1922 at expiration of charter to Michigan Limestone & Chemical Co., Rogers City MI

Fleet renamed Bradley Transportation Co. 1924 (home port to Duluth MN)

Fleet merged 1951 into parent United States Steel Corporation

Sold for scrap 1961 to Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Co., Conneaut OH and scrapped at Conneaut.
Pilot house installed as a tourist attraction at port of Calcite MI

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 43

 

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