Lake Farge

(1918) 1928                                  Lake Farge                                  1942 (1953)

Steel bulk freight barge

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 481
Launched Oct 15, 1918
Built as a general cargo freighter for the United States Shipping Board for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes upon completion

261’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 43’6” beam, 28’2” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at
251.0 x 43.6 x 26.1, 2624 GT, 1628 NT     US 217237

Sold 1925 from the postwar reserve fleet to Ford Motor Co., Detroit MI and returned to the Great Lakes
Converted to barge
Remeasured to 2419 GT, 2231 NT

Entered Great Lakes service 1928

Requisitioned 1942 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Scrapped 1953



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