Morse, Jay C.

1907                                  Jay C. Morse                                  1979 (1983)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 438
Launched July 20, 1907

552’ LOA, 532’ LBP, 58’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1760 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 17, 1907 (#8)
532.0 x 58.0 x 31.0, 6649 GT, 5087 NT     US 204429     to:
Mesaba Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port
Fairport OH)

Entered service Aug 1907

Fleet merged 1913 into Interlake Steamship Co.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Rebuilt 1949.  Hatches to 24’ centers.
Remeasured to 6885 GT, 5323 NT

Sold 1965 to Comet Enterprises Ltd., a subsidiary of Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co., Montreal QC (home port to Hamilton Bermuda) and renamed Shelter Bay  (2)
Enrolled Bermudan at 539.4 x 58.2 x 26.5, 7774 GT, 5473 NT     Br 317136

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1965     Can 317136     (home port to Montreal QC)

Boilers converted 1966 to oil firing at Port Colborne ON

Transferred 1976 to Trico Enterprises Ltd.

Sold 1979 to Goderich Elevator & Transit Co. for grain storage in Goderich ON harbor and retired from active service.  Renamed Shelter B.

Renamed D. B. Weldon   (2) summer 1979

Sold for scrap 1983 to Western Metals Co., Thunder Bay ON.  Towed to Thunder Bay and scrapped there.

IMO 5170733

 

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