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
In service 2011 for Lower Lakes Towing