1898                                  Maida                                  1968

Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 142
Launched April 21, 1898

390’ LOA, 376’ LBP, 46’ beam, 26’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Marquette MI May 5, 1898 (Temp #27)
375.2 x 46.2 x 22.5, 3474.78 GT, 3210.74 NT     US 92844     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 1898

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH June 14, 1898 (#89)

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)

Sold Sept 1924 to Pringle Barge Line Co.,

Converted 1929 to conveyor-type self-unloader at Cleveland OH by Interlake Engineering Co.

Fleet merged 1957 into parent Oglebay Norton Co., Cleveland OH

Sold for scrap 1968 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.   Towed down Welland Canal Nov 15, 1969 and scrapped at Hamilton ON by United Metals Ltd.



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