(1919) 1930 Lake Sapor 1943 (1947)
Steel bulk freight barge
Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 251
Laid down as Lake Folsom
Launched Feb 27, 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 Detroit MI
251.0 x 43.6 x 26.1, 2592 GT, 1604 NT US 217657
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, 3159 GT, 3017 NT
Entered Great Lakes service 1930
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 one of the twin triple expansion engines from str. Maitland No. 1 (the other went into the requisitioned barge Lake Pleasant).
To Panamanian registry 1946
Wrecked Feb 14, 1947 on Mina Shima Reef off Japan. No lives lost. Enroute from Honolulu HI to Shanghai China with cargo of gasoline and other freight.