1896 Magna 1956 (1961)
Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge
Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 22
Launched Aug 15, 1896
366’ LOA, 352’ LBP, 44’ beam, 26’ depth
1 decks, hold beams, 11 hatches @ 24’
Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 20, 1896 (#17)
352.0 x 44.2 x 22.3, 3259.43 GT, 3124.70 NT US 92696 to:
Minnesota Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port Ashtabula OH)
Fleet owned by Minnesota Iron Mining Co. (parent company controlled by J. P. Morgan’s Federal Steel Co. 1900-1901)
Entered service 1896
Fleet merged spring 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)
Cargo hold rebuilt 1924 to arch construction at Conneaut OH by Pittsburgh Steamship Co.
Remeasured to 2886 GT, 2718 NT
Sold July 8, 1936 to Buckeye Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr. (home port to Wilmington DE).
Sold 1956 to Merritt, Chapman & Scott Corporation, Cleveland OH for use as a temporary breakwater off Bay Village OH. Raised Oct 1957 and laid up at Cleveland OH. Scrapped winter 1961-62 at Ashtabula OH by Inland Ship Salvage Co.
See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 198