Frontenac 2

1923                                  Frontenac     2                                  1979

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 244
Keel laid Dec 7, 1922; lLaunched May 26, 1923

603’9” LOA, 580’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1900 IHP

Enrolled at
590.0 x 60.0 x 27.8, 8158 GT, 6531 NT     US 223078     to:
Cleveland- Cliffs Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service July 1923

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Repowered 1954 with steam turbine engine
Remeasured to 7898 GT, 5980 NT

Grounded Nov 22, 1979 at entrance to Silver Bay MN.  Entering port light to load iron ore, missed the entrance channel in heavy weather with entrance light not operating.  Refloated Nov 24 and sailed to Superior WI Nov 29, where her hull was determined to have been damaged beyond repair and she was abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.  Sold for scrap to Fraser Shipyard and scrapped at Superior.

IMO 5121976



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