Hoyt 2nd, Elton

1952                               Elton Hoyt 2nd                                                               

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Sparrows Point MD by Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Hull 4512
Launched March 7, 1952

Towed to the Great Lakes via the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers and prepared for service at South Chicago IL by American Ship Building Co.

626’ LOA, 611’ LBP, 70’ beam, 37’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 7700 SHP

Enrolled at Wilmington DE
611.0 x 70.2 x 33.7, 10576 GT, 7043 NT     US 264126     to:
Interlake Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr.  (home port Wilmington DE)

Entered service Aug 15, 1952 clearing South Chicago light for Superior WI

Lengthened 1957 at South Chicago IL by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 683.0 length and 11198 GT, 7665 NT

Converted to self-unloader 1980 at Toledo OH by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 10969 GT, 7463 NT

Did not operate 1991-1993 seasons

Laid up at Superior WI Jan 11, 2001 and did not operate again for this fleet.

Sold 2003 to Lower Lakes Towing Ltd., Port Dover ON and renamed Michipicoten  (2)
Enrolled Canadian     Can 825098     (home port to Nanticoke ON)

Repowered winter 2010-2011 with diesel engines at Sarnia ON

IMO 5102865

In service 2011 for Lower Lakes Towing





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