Hoyt, Colgate

1890                                  Colgate Hoyt                                  1907 (1909)

Steel whaleback bulk freighter

Built at Duluth MN by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 106
First frames laid Feb 14, 1890, launched June 9, 1890

292’ LOA, 276’ LBP, 36’ beam, 22’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 725 IHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN July 24, 1890 (Temp #1)
276.5 x 36.1 x 18.6, 1252.88 GT, 1008.36 NT     US 126642     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service July 29, 1890 carrying iron ore from Ashland WI

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Oct 1, 1890 (#25)

Fleet sold 1900 to Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Duluth MN)

Fleet merged March 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co. Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Sold 1905 to Boutell Steel Barge Co., Bay City MI and renamed Bay City.

Sold off Great Lakes 1906.  Shortened 30’ Empire Shipbuilding Co., Buffalo NY.  Left Great Lakes May 1907.  Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Buffalo NY April 18, 1907

Renamed Thurmond 1909

Stranded Dec 26, 1909 on Toms River Bar near Seaside Park NJ.  Enroute from Newport News VA with cargo of coal for Portland ME.  No lives lost




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