1952 Charles L. Hutchinson 3
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Bay City MI by Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Hull 422
Launched Feb 6, 1952
642’ LOA, 624’ LBP, 67’ beam, 35’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 4000 SHP
The engine was built in 1941 and installed in str. Alcoa Prospector (US 240392), which was sunk by the Japanese in World War II. The engine was later salvaged and installed in this new vessel.
Enrolled at Wilmington DE
624.2 x 67.0 x 30.5, 11073 GT, 8472 NT US 264317 to:
Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr. (home port Wilmington DE)
Entered service Sept 1952
Fleet discontinued operation at the end of the 1961 season
Sold 1962 to Ford Motor Co., Dearborn MI and renamed Ernest R. Breech.
Sold 1988 to Minch Transit Co., Cleveland OH, Kinsman Lines Inc., Manager and renamed Kinsman Independent (3)
Retired and laid up at Buffalo NY Dec 16, 2002 and did not operate again for this fleet.
Sold 2005 to McKeil Work Boats Ltd., Hamilton ON and towed to Hamilton
Repowered with diesel engine
Sold 2005 to Voyageur Marine Transport Ltd., Ridgeville ON and renamed Voyageur Independent.
Sold 2007 to Lower Lakes Towing Ltd., Port Dover ON
Renamed Ojibway 2008
In service 2011 for Lower Lakes Towing