Lake Frugality

(1919) 1929                        Lake Frugality                                     1942 (1959)

Steel bulk freight barge

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 761
Launched May 3, 1919

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, 2608 GT, 1611 NT     US 218499 

Sold 1925 from the postwar reserve fleet to Ford Motor Co., Detroit MI and returned to the Great Lakes

Converted to barge and lengthened 62’ at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works
Remeasured to  313.0 x 43.6 x 26.0, 3212 GT, 3069 NT

Entered Great Lakes service 1929

Requisitioned 1943 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes via Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.

Repowered before she left with the triple expansion engine which had been removed in 1930 from str. Frank C. Ball.

Renamed Eastern Venture (Pan.) 1947 and Eastern Lucky 1958

Sprang leak enroute from Hong Kong to Yokohama China and abandoned by crew.  Abandoned vessel foundered Dec 12, 1959 80 miles off Swatow China.



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