(1920) 1922 Cayuga 3 1937 (1938)
Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter
Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 284
Launched April 22, 1920
Built for the account of American Ship Building Co., parent company of Detroit Shipbuilding 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, for expected sale to off-Lakes operators. Independent Steamship Co. established to operate the vessels until they could be sold.
261’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 43’6” beam, 24’2 ½” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 30’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1250 IHP
Enrolled at Detroit MI
251.0 x 43.6 x 22.2, 2309 GT, 1440 NT US 220781 to:
Independent Steamship Co., Detroit MI (home port Wyandotte MI)
Entered service 1922
Sold March 8, 1927 to Cayuga Transportation Co., Bay City MI, O. W. Blodgett, Mgr.
Sold 1932 to T. L. Durocher, De Tour MI
Sold 1936 to Independent Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr.
Sold 1937 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes
Renamed Alba 1937
Foundered Jan 31, 1938 off Cornwall England, Atlantic Ocean